We’ve got our hands on a first official preview clip of God’s Own Country, the upcoming gay romantic drama movie written and directed by Francis Lee and starring Josh O’Connor, Alec Secareanu, Ian Hart, and Gemma Jones, watch it below:
God’s Own Country – Stone wall
“Young Johnny (Josh O’Connor) is running his ailing father (Ian Hart)’s farm in Yorkshire, England. The communication between father and son reflects their adverse living and working conditions, the father’s utterances mostly being restricted to terse criticism of his son. Johnny’s grandmother (Gemma Jones) plays her part stoically. A frustrated Johnny endures his strenuous daily routine. In a bid to escape the harsh daily grind, he has no-strings sex with men, or gets drunk at the local pub. In the spring, a farm hand is taken on for the season. Romanian Gheorghe (Alec Secareanu) is the same age as Johnny, who at first eyes him with suspicion. The initial tension between the two men soon gives way to an intense relationship. This opens up completely new prospects but also presents new challenges for Johnny. In his feature-length debut, Francis Lee finds authentic images to depict farm life as one of privation. His film concentrates on the glances and gestures of his characters and their immediate physicality. The archaic landscape of ‘God’s own country’ as the locals call their county, perfectly reflects the turmoil going on inside the protagonists.”
The film has been touted as “Britain’s answer to Brokeback Mountain“. I wish they would make it the official tagline of the film, lol.
By the way do you think that stone wall scene is a reference to the Stonewall riots?
No official release date yet.