God's Own Country (2017)
Critic Consensus: A quiet, moving rumination on loneliness and newfound intimacy, God's Own Country marks an outstanding directorial debut for Francis Lee.
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Critic Reviews for God's Own Country
But O'Connor and Secareanu give such aching performances that their romance feels real.
The film by writer-director Francis Lee, who grew up on a Yorkshire farm before turning to acting - and, later, filmmaking - is sweet, even if Johnny is not.
This is not a movie about coming out and the collateral damage that ensues. It's a universal tale about giving yourself over to love, even when you seem hopelessly broken.
Combining gritty realism with poignancy, the result is a film that is exceptionally moving.
This enigmatic little film says it all in razor-sharp closeups and minimal words
Audience Reviews for God's Own Country
What impressed me most in Frances Lee's haunting debut is how it is so full of affection and tells so much even when the characters say very little in their scenes together, moving us with the intensity of their growing feelings for each other in a mostly silent, restrained way.
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