Paradise presents:
God's Own Country

Francis Lee

Francis Lee









1 h 44 min


Winner of 2017 Directing Award at SUNDANCE for World Cinema - Dramatic; Winner of Best Actor (Josh O'Connor) and Best Director (Francis Lee) at 2017 Stockholm Film Festival; Winner of ALFS Award for Breakthrough British/Irish Filmmaker of the Year (Francis Lee) at 2018 London Critics Circle Film Awards; Winner of Jury Prize for Best Actor (Josh O'Connor) and Best Director at 2017 LesGaiCineMad, Madrid International LGBT Film Festival; Winner of Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature and Jury Award for Best Director at 2017 Kaleidoscope LGBT Festival; Winner of the Bill Sherwood Award for Best First Feature (Francis Lee) at 2017 Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival; Winner of Dorian Award for Unsung Film of the Year at 2018 GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics.

Johnny (Josh O’Connor) exhaustingly and begrudgingly tends to his family’s land and livestock in moody, rural England. His anger, resentment and loneliness are barely contained, and the only release he finds is in drunken evenings, which often include meaningless, secret sex with other young men. When Gheorghe (Alec Secareanu), a cool and collected Romanian farmhand arrives on the scene, Johnny is initially irked, but also attracted by his quiet confidence. Francis Lee’s remarkable feature debut is a stunning juxtaposition of tough and tender; a meditation on the pain and beauty that comes from letting love in.

Sat Feb 23, 7:00 pm


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Toronto, ON