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God's Own Country

  • The Park Theatre 698 Osborne Street Winnipeg, MB, R3L 2B9 Canada (map)

Directed by Francis Lee | UK | 2017 | 104 min

 

Eventbrite - God's Own Country

Francis Lee's debut feature is a sensual, contemporary tale of emotional awakening set against the backdrop of God's own country, the farming hills of Yorkshire.

 

After giving up college to work on his family's farm, Johnny numbs the daily frustration of life by binge drinking at the local pub and having casual sex with strangers. As lambing season approaches, his father recruits Gheorghe, a skilled and handsome migrant worker. Johnny suddenly finds himself having to deal with unfamiliar emotions, and discovers that being isolated in the rural countryside with Gheorghe may actually be his best education.

 

God's Own Country is a haunting meditation on life and love that is at once intimate and enduring.

 

Winner - Best Film

Berlin International Film Festival 2017

 

Winner - Best Film

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017

 

Winner - Best Feature Audience Award

Frameline San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival 2017

 

Winner - Best International First Feature

Galway Film Fleadh 2017

 

Winner - World Cinema Directing Award (Dramatic)

Sundance Film Festival 2017

 

Winner - Bill Sherwood Award for Best First Feature

Toronto Inside Out Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival 2017

 

Winner - Special Jury Award

Transilvania International Film Festival 2017

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