Film Review: GOD’S OWN COUNTRY (UK 2017) ****

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Spring. Yorkshire. Young farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker for lambing season ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.


Francis Lee

2017 sees the arrival of three critically acclaimed gay films .  BPM from France, this one from the U.K. (at point of writing with a 99% rotten tomatoes rating) about a young Yorkshire sheep farmer and from Italy, CALL ME BY YOUR NAME.  While the latter also deals with first love, unlike that sugar-covered unreal gay love story, GOD’S OWN COUNTRY is a hard look at gay life – acceptance and reality, the way it happens in real life.

The film is set in Yorkshire, around Johnny…

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