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Watch the first trailer for highly anticipated gay romance God’s Own Country

This is definitely one to add to your must-see list this year.

The first trailer for the highly anticipated British film God’s Own Country has arrived ahead of its release in cinemas on 1 September.

Starring Josh O’Connor as struggling farmer Johnny Saxby and Alec Secareanu as handsome Romanian migrant worker Gheorghe, the intense romantic plot takes place up in the north of England.

While working together up in the isolated moors lambing sheep, the two are embroiled in an unlikely and passionate love affair.

“At the heart of God’s Own Country is Johnny, who has had to shut down emotionally to ensure the family farm’s survival,” explained director Francis Lee.

“His world is turned upside down by the arrival of Gheorghe, a Romanian migrant worker, drafted in to help with the lambing season.

“I wanted to tell a heartfelt but stark love story. I wanted to capture those feelings of both trepidation and joy that come from the possibilities of something beginning.”

He continued: “I want to see Johnny and Gheorghe start to fall for each other, investigating how they will deal with each other’s differences.

“I wanted to explore those moments that two people share when they truly start to engage with one another, subtly pinpointing the struggles at the centre of their characters.

“Whether gay or straight, we all know what it feels like to fall in love – how difficult this can be – particularly if the circumstances are unyielding.”

God’s Own Country premiered at Sundance and later at Berlin earlier this year and was met with rave reviews.

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