God's Own Country
CAST: Josh O'Connor, Alec Secareanu, Gemma Jones, Harry Lister Smith DIRECTOR: Francis Lee TUESDAY FILM SERIES
Johnny Saxby (Josh O'Connor) 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 a handsome Romanian migrant worker (Alec Secareanu) arrives to take up 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.
This is not a movie about coming out and the collateral damage that ensues. It's a universal tale about giving yourself over to love, even when you seem hopelessly broken.David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle
God's Own Country, in its silence, empathy for characters and admiration for nature, is engulfing.Allyson Johnson, Cambridge Day
Combining gritty realism with poignancy, the result is a film that is exceptionally moving.Bruce Demara, Toronto Star