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God's Own Country

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God's Own Country, a new British gay-themed movie, sounds like a film of great promise. (Perhaps it could be called "Queers in Bronte-land.")  It opens in the UK in September and in the US in October. Here's an article about it, from the Weekend FT; also a trailer:

 

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https://www.ft.com/content/9fd6db16-7d13-11e7-ab01-a13271d1ee9c

 

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God's Own Country, a new British gay-themed movie, sounds like a film of great promise. (Perhaps it could be called "Queers in Bronte-land.")  It opens in the UK in September and in the US in October. Here's an article about it, from the Weekend FT; also a trailer:

 

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https://www.ft.com/content/9fd6db16-7d13-11e7-ab01-a13271d1ee9c

 

It sounds like an intrigung film.

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They are comparing it to "Brokeback Mountain" - it does seem to share the same landscape and the two men look hot but will they have that magical Heath-Jake chemistry?

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They are comparing it to "Brokeback Mountain" - it does seem to share the same landscape and the two men look hot but will they have that magical Heath-Jake chemistry?

They'd better have it!!

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It has been screened here and there and won the Best Director Award at Sundance. Here are a few reviews, and an excerpt from one of them:

 

"Progress, as Americans now know all too bitterly, moves slowly. Sexual liberation has not spread into the rural sheep farms of Northern Yorkshire. There will be many people who see themselves in the furtive glances and mud-covered kisses from which “God’s Own Country” weaves its harsh but hopeful narrative, and they will do so while witnessing a finely crafted piece of cinema."

 

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/gods-own-country-review-sundance-2017-964686

 

http://www.indiewire.com/2017/01/gods-own-country-sundance-review-gay-1201772800/

 

http://variety.com/2017/film/reviews/gods-own-country-review-1201966096/

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I finally saw God's Own Country (2017) this evening. Gorgeous, tremendously moving and satisfying film. Gays in Bronte land, beautifully done. I've always liked Josh O'Connor, and he is brilliant, as is the rest of the cast. Can't believe I didn't recognize Gemma Jones, whom I've seen on stage at least ten times. 

I've been to that part of the world -- stone wall country -- and the special nature of the people and the landscape comes through in the movie. I even went to a cattle auction once, in Skipton, which is not too far from Keighley, where the film was made. This film is surely a gay essential.

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It sounds like the perfect film for the IFC Center in Greenwich Village.

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