Exclusive: Gay farmer film that’s ‘better than Brokeback Mountain’ reveals brilliant new poster
Yorkshire’s answer to Brokeback Mountain, God’s Own Country, has exclusively given PinkNews its new artwork.
God’s Own Country, a sympathetic love story about two farmers, is one of the warmest and most touching British LGBT+ films of the year.
Francis Lee’s directorial debut constitutes a soft and intimate tale of self-discovery which aims to resonate with both rural and urban audiences.
Set in the harsh fields of a Yorkshire farm, the film follows Johnny Saxby (Josh O’Connor) as he reluctantly carries the future of the family farm on his young shoulders.
At the request of his ageing grandmother and once capable father, the farm hires Romanian migrant Gheorghe (Alec Secareanu) to work at the height of the season.
Sent up to the isolated moors together, Johnny and Gheorghe’s relationship blossoms into something far more beautiful than the superficial sexual encounters Johnny is used to.
The film is visually and emotionally stunning, with the beautiful backdrop of Yorkshire in the spring emphasising the tenderness of the growing love between the characters.
And PinkNews is delighted to exclusively reveal the new poster for the film, which is released next week.
God’s Own Country has been frequently been compared to Brokeback Mountain, the famous gay cowboy film of 2006.
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The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw called it “almost – but not quite – a Dales Brokeback,” similar in its poignant tone, though with a different context.
The film has been very well received, collecting four and five-star reviews internationally.
God’s Own Country opened at the 71st Edinburgh International Film Festival, where it won Best British Feature.
Director and writer Francis Lee won the World Cinema Directing Award: Dramatic at the Sundance Film Festival in January.
God’s Own Country will be in cinemas September 1st.