, Glory also scoop prizes.Francis Lee
’s God’s Own Country has won the top prize at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival.
The well-received drama, which premiered in Sundance and had its UK premiere in Edinburgh, took the Michael Powell
Award for best British feature film.
The prize was awarded by a jury consisting of composer David Arnold
, International Film Festival Rotterdam artistic director Bero Beyer
, and Bafta-nominated film and television writer Andrea Gibb
The jury commented: “We present the Michael Powell
Award to God’s Own Country, directed by Francis Lee
, a film with a singularity of storytelling and consistency of vision. Assured direction with raw and endearing performances result in a film that has an authenticity that is both tender and brutal, a juxtaposition of landscape and emotion, which explores the question of what it means to be a man.”
On hearing the news, director Francis Lee
said: “I am thrilled with this