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God’s Own Country

Director Francis Lee intense new drama God’s Own Country described as the “new Brokeback Mountain” will screen at the 2017 Stockholm Film Festival and participate in the official Stockholm XXVIII Competition. The film has been awarded at the Berlin Film Festival, Edinburgh Film Festival and Sundance Film Festival among others.

God’s Own Country takes it’s start in the British countryside where we meet the young farmer Johnny Saxby who numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex. Until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker named Gheorghe ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path…

This is Francis Lee’s feature film debut as a writer and director after leaving his acting career to return to the British countryside where he grew up.

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