Josh O'Connor and Alec Secăreanu in 'Gods Own Country' (2017)
Josh O'Connor and Alec Secăreanu in 'Gods Own Country' (2017)
God's Own Country (2017) Rialto

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God's Own Country

Screens with short film 'No Ball Games' (2020)

Francis Lee | United Kingdom | 2017 | MA15+

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A troubled young sheep farmer embarks on an unlikely romance with a Romanian migrant worker in Francis Lee's sensual film set against a dramatic Yorkshire landscape.

Johnny (Josh O’Connor) leads a simple yet uninspired life as a closeted farmer, living in rural Yorkshire in the North of England. His world is turned upside down when his strict, traditional father employs handsome Romanian farmhand Gheorghe (Alec Secăreanu) to help out on the farm. What follows is a sensual, heartbreaking queer love story that has earned its place as one of the greatest British films of recent times.

The cult-like following that director Francis Lee has obtained following his feature debut reflects the desire of so many for a story like God’s Own Country to be told.

Format: DCP
Language: English
Source: Rialto Distribution
Courtesy: Rialto Distribution
Duration: 104 min


104 mins



Strong sex scenes and nudity



Cinema 2, Level 2
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