God’s Own Country, by Francis Lee, wins the Art Cinema Award at Seville European Film Festival
The International Confederation of Art Cinemas is proud to announce that the ART CINEMA AWARD at the Festival de Sevilla went to God’s Own Country by Francis Lee.
God’s Own Country
United Kingdom, 2017, 105 minutes
Direction and scenario: Francis Lee
Cast: Josh O’Connor, Alec Secareanu, Gemma Jones, Ian Hart
Production: Shudder Films, Inflammable Films
International sales: Protagonist Pictures
More information on the festival’s website.
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.
For its dramatic force, its ability to integrate the toughness of the surroundings into the story, and for its sensitivity in the treatment of the characters played by two magnificent actors.
The jury was composed of:
Ramiro Ledo Cordero, NUMAX, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Cloé Tralci, Le Café des Images, Hérouville-Saint-Clair, France
Francesc Villalonga, Cinema Truffaut, Girona, Spain