If you weren’t able to catch God’s Own Country in theaters, fear not. The movie, one of the most acclaimed of the year, is coming to DVD in January. A huge critical hit as this past year’s Sundance Film Festival, described by some critics as the British answer to Brokeback Mountain, God’s Own Country is one of many high profile gay-themed films to come along this year – and one of the most tender and romantic.
Johnny Saxby (Josh O’Connor) works long hours 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. But 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. As they begin working closely together during lambing season, an intense relationship starts to form which could change Johnny’s life forever.