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.
God’s Own Country was nominated for a 2018 BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Film of the Year. The picture lost to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which is technically a British film because its director is a UK citizen.