Alec Secareanu and Josh O’Connor star in “God’s Own Country,” by Francis Lee
It might not have won the most awards, but the gay-themed Brit flick God’s Own Country picked up the big gong at the Uk Independent Film Honours. It picked up four awards, like the top reward, Best British Indie Film, along with Best Professional for Josh O’Connor, Best Debut Screenwriter for Francis Lee, and Best Sound.
The movie tells the story of the growing relationship between in isolated, young Yorkshire farmer, and the Romanian worker brought in to help him through the lambing season.
Lady MacBeth picked up the most awards overall though, with five, including Best Screenplay for Alice Birch, Best Actress for Florence Pugh & most Promising Newcomer for Naomie Ackie. Armando Iannucci’s The Loss of life of Stalin on the other hand picked up four awards. The only category of the night available to non-UK movies, Best International Independent Film, was gained by Get Out.
Although God’s Own Country sometimes appears as an outsider for nominations in the major international film awards, it’s got a brace of gongs on the film festival circuit, including at Sundance and Berlin. It will hopefully get some good love at the BAFTA FIlm Awards.