Spring. Yorkshire. Young farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker for lambing season ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.
In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father's research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape.
Set over one summer, the film follows precocious 6-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.
Spring. Yorkshire. Isolated young sheep farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker Gheorghe, employed for the lambing season, ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.
The romanian character in the film is inspired by an actual romanian worker the director had met in the past and his experiences in dealing with racism while staying in the UK as an immigrant. See more »
Beautifully photographed in the Yorkshire countryside during lambing season, God's Own Country depicts the severity and isolation of farm life for a 3-generation family. The ensemble cast are brilliant giving balanced performances which never overstate their connections or feelings for one another. While there is very little dialogue, there is considerable depth to the story and this audience member took away a lot from the story. This is a film which could crudely be labelled a gay coming out film but it's much more than that. It's a film about family relationships, dad and son tensions, the expression of intimacy and the acceptance of those who are often marginalised in our society. To say more would be to spoil the power of the movie.
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