John Saxby works long hours in brutal isolation on his family's remote farm in the north of England. He numbs the daily frustration of his lonely existence with nightly binge-drinking at the local pub and casual sex. When handsome Romanian migrant worker arrives to take temporary work on the family farm, Johnny suddenly finds himself having to deal with emotions he has never felt before. An intense relationship forms between the two which could change Johnny's life forever
"A poignant story of love and self discovery...
A rigorously naturalistic drama that yields stirring performances"
The Hollywood Reporter
"One of the most assured, fully-formed
British debuts in recent years"
Sight & Sound
"A bold & brilliant drama...
Josh O'Connor is a revelation"
The Film Stage
"A poised piece of filmmaking,
and 'God's Own Country' is broodingly beautiful"
"Lee's striking debut is a vivid depiction
of love, lust and lambing"
"God's Own Country' turns out to be a romance
which soars, and it's and irresistibly hopeful flight...
It should touch the hardest of hearts"
"A sexy, thoughtful, hopeful film"
"A British 'Brokeback Mountain' but better"
"Tough, sensual, unsentimental,
with excellent lead performances"