Pacific Northwest Pictures
Vancouver’s Pacific Northwest Pictures (PNP) has acquired all Canadian rights to the U.K. drama God’s Own Country. The distribution co will release the film, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, in theatres this fall. The acquisition was negotiated between PNP VP Emily Alden and Jennifer Fattell, sales director at London, U.K.-based Protagonist Pictures. Directed by Francis Lee and starring Josh O’Connor and Alec Secareanu, the film tells the story of Johnny Saxby (played by O’Connor) who numbs himself to the realities of life with booze and casual sex until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker (Secareanu) ignites an intense relationship. The project is produced by U.K. prodcos Shudder Films and Inflammable Films. PNP’s recent acquisitions include Thomas Vinterberg’s The Commune (Denmark), Hannes Holm’s A Man Called Ove (Sweden) and David Lynch: The Art Life (U.S.), directed by Rick Barnes, Jon Nguyen and Olivia Neergaard-Holm.
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