God's Own Country

105 mins
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Countryside romance about two sheep farmers in remote England that won debut director Francis Lee the Directing Award at Sundance.

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God's Own Country | Ratings & Reviews

"Some of the greatest romance stories show how one person's love can fuel another's drive for self-improvement. This is the pinpoint focus of God's Own Country, the feature debut of actor-turned-filmmaker Francis Lee. For anyone who can remember their young heart being soothed and captured for the first time, it is as intense as that experience."

Flicks, Liam MagurenFlicks

"Skipping some of the more predictable narrative obstacles we've come to expect from the coming-out drama, this sexy, thoughtful, hopeful film instead advances a pro-immigration subtext that couldn't be more timely ..."


"It is, in its way, a very British love story, bursting at the seams with unspoken emotions, unvoiced fears about the future, and a readiness to displace every emotion into hard physical work."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"Hard to fault on its own terms and earns the assumption that lies behind any worthwhile movie romance..."

Sydney Morning HeraldSydney Morning Herald

"Whether you come for the story or the film-making, God's Own Country is a place worth visiting."


"Lee's love for this hard land and the boy trapped in it - so fully embodied by young British actor Josh O'Connor - is unexpectedly moving and rich."

Screen DailyScreen Daily

"God's Own Country is an impressive debut that cleverly subverts cliché."

New Zealand HeraldNew Zealand Herald

"A rigorously naturalistic drama that yields stirring performances from the collision between taciturn demeanours and roiling emotional undercurrents."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"A dig into the nature of humanity from a director already fluent in the language of brutality and tenderness. A stunning love story that in its finest moments is pure poetry."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"Under battered Yorkshire skies, with grime beneath its nails and soil clodding up the treads of its boots, Francis Lee's outstanding feature debut God's Own Country is a work of rough-hewn alchemy."


God's Own Country | Details

Award winner
Winner of the Männer Jury Award for Best Film and the Männer Magazine Readers' Jury Award, 2017 Berlin International Film Festival; Directing Award for World Cinema - Dramatic, 2017 Sundance Film Festival
R16, Nudity, offensive language, sexual material & content that may disturb
Drama, Romance
Country of origin

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