Francis Lee talks about GOD’S OWN COUNTRY


GOD’S OWN COUNTRY is the story of Johnny Saxby that 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 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.

Here is the video of our interview with Francis Lee, writer and director of GOD’S OWN COUNTRY :

Written and directed by Francis Lee
PRODUCED BY Manon Ardisson and  Jack Tarling
Executive Producers:
Cavan Ash
Mary Burke
Anna Duffield
Richard Holmes
Diarmid Scrimshaw
Paul Webster

Josh O’Connor
Alec Secareanu
Gemma Jones
Ian Hart

Francis Lee is a filmmaker working from Yorkshire, UK. Following an extensive career as an actor, he wrote his first short film, Bantam , in 2009, and went onto write and direct The Farmer’s Wife in 2012, Bradford-Halifax-London in 2013 and The Last Smallholder in 2014 which collectively have played at many international film festivals winning numerous awards.


About Author

Bijan Tehrani

Bijan Tehrani a film director, film critic and writer, works as editor in chief of Cinema Without Borders while teaching Language of Film and Film History at workshops nationwide. Bijan has won several awards in international film festivals and book fairs for his short films and children's books.

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