Director Francis Lee accepts the world cinema: dramatic special jury award for God’s Own Country at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Photo: Nicholas Hunt

Like Brokeback Mountain but in Yorkshire: English farmer’s son on his film God’s Own Country

Director of the most acclaimed new British film in years, Francis Lee brought his own experience of life on a northern English farm to the story. Its star insists that, despite comparisons with Ang Lee’s film, it is not about sexual repression or coming out

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Director Francis Lee accepts the world cinema: dramatic special jury award for God’s Own Country at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Photo: Nicholas Hunt
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