Films (List)

Image: A Dark Song A Dark Song

SYNOPSIS

Sophia is grief-stricken and overwhelmed with sadness since the untimely death of her young daughter. In a desperate attempt to achieve some form of closure, she reaches out to Solomon, an occultist with experience in an ancient invocation ritual that Sophia believes will allow her to make contact with her deceased child.

Locked away in a remote country...

A Fantastic Woman

 

SYNOPSIS

Marina and Orlando are in love and planning for the future. Marina is a young waitress and aspiring singer....

Image: A Way Of Life A Way of Life

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Directoral debut of Amma Asante. At 17 LeighAnne Williams has a six month old baby to look after, with only the help of three teenage squatters who flog stolen gear to make ends meet. A Turkish neighbour across the street becomes a target to her growing paranoia that Social Services are going to take her daughter, Rebecca, away from...

Image: A Wonderful Christmas Time A Wonderful Christmas Time

 

SYNOPSIS

Two weeks before Christmas, 22 year old Noel is left home alone by his parents, and dumped by his long term girlfriend for another guy; a taller and more rugged alternative.. A chance encounter with Cherie, a...

Adrift

SYNOPSIS

A true story of survival, as a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history, starring Sam Claflin and Shailene Woodley.

 

RELEASE

Date: June 1 2018 

Running Time: 1h 36min...

Image: Alfred and Jakobine Alfred and Jakobine

 

Synopsis

In the summer of 1955, Alfred and Jakobine were crazy for adventure and each other. They married as impetuously as they decided to drive around the world in a beat up London taxicab. Their love, like their trip, was defined by passion, brushes with death and even stardom. Jakobine was certain they’d last forever—but...

Allure

SYNOPSIS

Plagued by the abuse of her past and the turmoil of failed intimate encounters, Laura (Evan Rachel Wood) struggles to find a lover and a sense of normalcy. Her beacon of hope comes in sixteen year-old Eva (Julia Sarah Stone), a talented pianist disillusioned by the life her mother imposes upon her. An unlikely relationship is formed between the two and Eva...

Image: American Interior American Interior

 

SYNOPSIS

In 1792, John Evans, a farmhand from Snowdonia travelled to America to discover whether there was a Welsh-speaking Native American tribe walking the Great Plains. Over two hundred years later, distant relative...

Image: Another Me Another Me

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An all-star cast lead Isabel Coixet’s contemporary psychological thriller that tells the chilling tale of a beautiful young girl who is haunted by a secret past.


WELSH CONNECTION...

B&B

SYNOPSIS

Marc and Fred went to war when they were refused a double bed at a remote Christian guest house. They won in court and now they're back to claim their conjugal rights. Triumph turns to terror when another guest arrives, who they think might have something sinister in mind....

Image: Bastards Bastards

MADE IN WALES FILM
 

"An intimate and moving portrait of poor single mothers in Morocco" - The Independent


Synopsis

In Morocco, as in all Muslim countries, sex outside marriage is...

Image: BFI Network Beacons Beacons

These six short films were supported by Ffilm Cymru Wales and the BFI NET.WORK, with the aim to develop bold and unique voices, explore diverse forms of cinematic storytelling and establish burgeoning careers. For more information and to book the films, contact Jonny@ffilmcymruwales.com.

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Bearable

SYNOPSIS 

This is an LGBT romantic-comedy animation short.  It’s not easy living with a bear.  What if your tribe within the gay community defined you. What if you lived with a real bear? 
 
RELEASE
Date: September 26, 2016
Length: 3 minutes 57 seconds
Certificate:...
Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story

SYNOPSIS

Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story is the official documentary about maverick Manchester comedian Frank Sidebottom, and the life and art of his hidden creator Chris Sievey. Frank Sidebottom, remembered fondly as the man with the papier-mâché head, was the court jester of the Manchester music and comedy scene for over 25 years, but only a privileged few knew...

Image: Benny and Jolene Benny and Jolene

 

SYNOPSIS

Jamie Adams’ feature debut stars Craig Roberts (Submarine) and Charlotte Ritchie (Fresh Meat) as an up and coming folk duo. 19 year old Jolene is having trouble convincing her writing partner Benny to become more commercial.  Too many industry types get involved, leaving Jolene feeling dazed and confused and Benny...

Odd Job Man Best Of Iris 2017

 

The Iris Prize Festival continues to offer the world’s largest LGBT short film prize. The 50 films competing for the Iris Prize Best British and International Iris Prize represent the best of the best. With 30 partner festivals located across the globe the Iris Prize has become known as the Short Film Oscars. 2017 was a good year for Iris and the following selection of shorts...

Image: Black Mountain Poets Black Mountain Poets

SYNOPSIS

A relationship comedy shot in just five days in the Black Mountains of Wales, director Jamie Adams’s film marks the...

Image: Blue Monday Blue Monday

 

SYNOPSIS

Blue Monday the most challenging night of the year.

In Cardiff four people each with a life changing decision to make. A cabbie, a police officer, a nightclub bouncer and a nurse (who also works in the neighbourhood brothel)…

One prepares for a reunion with the daughter she gave away at birth, another will have to choose between...

Image: BRANCHES: The Nature of Performance BRANCHES: The Nature of Performance

 

SYNOPSIS

National Theatre Wales, renowned for innovative site-specific productions, commissioned Berlin-based, award winning,...

Britain on Film: Coast and Sea

The National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales’ special coastal film collection has a sharp tang of sea salt as it drops in on beaches and promenades, harbours and islands for a glimpse of Wales’ coastal life through the 20th century.

From Prestatyn to...

Britain On Film: Urban

The National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales (NSSAW) special Urban: Towns & Cities film collection has the hustle and bustle of the streets and the smell of city smoke as it drops a glimpse of Wales’ urban life through the 20th century.

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Image: British Winter British Winters

SYNOPSIS 

The film follows lazy youth Noel Winters through the festive season and into the new year. Noel is disillusioned with himself, as well as the outside world, but he draws inspiration from his younger adopted sister, Hannah, a ray of sunny optimism in his blinkered outlook on life. 'British Winters' is based on book of the...

Image: Bypass Bypass

 

SYNOPSIS

Tim is a good kid. Tim is a criminal. Tim has no job, but he earns money as a small-time fence, selling stolen goods. He cares for those close to him and knows his responsibilities towards them, even in the toughest times, even in bereavement for a mother.

His girlfriend Lilly loves him. And Tim loves and trusts...

Image: Campfire Story Campfire Story

 

SYNOPSIS

A young girl attempts to retell a classic campfire story, while her friends insist on adding their own unique perspective to the tale. Can she finish before they become the victims of a campfire slaying of their own? 

Original short film set and created in Wales. ...

Image: Canaries  ©Alex Nevill Canaries

 

SYNOPSIS 

Canaries is a funny, dark and action-packed sci-fi horror-comedy that pits a group of drunken friends on New Year's Eve, in a Welsh valley, against an invasion task force of creepy time-travelling aliens. A kick-ass M.O.D agent, an insecure radio DJ and a kung fu master who owns the local B&B learn their new...

Chevalier


"Chevalier” is an intelligent and dry entertainment that might also make a very telling date movie. " - RogerEbert.com

 

SYNOPSIS

In the middle of the Aegean Sea, on a luxury yacht, six men on a fishing trip decide to play a game. During this game things will be compared. Things...

Comedy Genius

WHAT IS COMEDY GENIUS? 

Comedy Genius is the BFI's blockbuster season for 2018. The UK's greatest ever celebration of film and TV comedy – bringing the gift of laughter just when we need it most!  The comedy geniuses of the big and small...

Image: Crow Crow

 

Synopsis

Crow is protector of the wood...

Image: Under Milk Wood/Dan Y Wenallt Dan Y Wenallt / Under Milk Wood

 

SYNOPSIS

A NEW CINEMATIC adaptation of legendary Welsh poet Dylan Thomas’ classic radio play. The radically surreal and erotic Welsh-language film reunites director Kevin Allen with Rhys...

Daphne


"Quickly develops into something pretty remarkable, thanks mostly to the stunning performance at its center." - RogerEbert.com


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Image: Dark Horse Dark Horse

 

SYNOPSIS

Set in a former mining village in Wales, against the backdrop of the current recession, DARK HORSE is the inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men's club who decide to take on the elite 'sport of kings' and breed themselves a racehorse.  Raised on a slagheap allotment, their foal grows into...

Image: Delight Delight

 

SYNOPSIS

Starring Jeanne Balibar (Grace of Monaco, Va Savoir, The Duchess of Langeais) in her first leading role in a British film, Tim Dutton (The Rendezvous, The Bourne Identity, Tom and Viv) and Gavin Fowler (2014 Ian Charleson Theatre Awards Nominee), as...

Image: Denmark Denmark

SYNOPSIS

A bittersweet comedy about one man's pursuit of a dream no more ridiculous than the times we live in, Denmark sees a down-on-his-luck Welshman without a job or access to hot water, who makes a decision to change his life for the better. With nothing to lose, and everything to gain, he travels across Europe with one crazy goal: to get himself...

Image: Destination Unknown Destination Unknown

 

SYNOPSIS

Twelve survivors, twelve families torn apart by the Holocaust, twelve people striving to build a new future after the war.

Blending unique and intimate testimony with immersive archive, DESTINATION UNKNOWN unveils the human stories underlying the events of the Holocaust. These include one of the few escapees...

Image: Dial A Ride Dial-A-Ride

 

SYNOPSIS

Journeying through rural South Wales, passengers on a Dial-a-Ride bus reveal all the joys, challenges and quirks of growing older. Dial-a-Ride is a funny, uplifting documentary about a bus - a Welsh community bus to be precise - which provides door-to-door transport for elderly and disabled people living in remote areas...

Image: Don't Knock Twice Don't Knock Twice

 

SYNOPSIS

In the vein of Candyman meets The Ring, Don’t Knock Twice is based on a psychologically terrifying urban legend. To save her estranged daughter, a guilt-ridden mother must uncover the terrifying truth behind the urban legend of a vengeful, demonic witch.

Caradog James (The Machine, Little White Lies) is directing...

Dydd Santes Dwynwen Day


Join Film Hub Wales in a Wales-wide celebration of the Patron Saint of Welsh lovers on Dydd Santes Dwynwen Day, with your Welsh love-themed screenings and events.

  • Applications will be accepted until mid-December of each year
  • We've curated a package of Welsh films with a 'love' theme (below) to help...
Eldra

MADE IN WALES FILM
 

"Jones gives Eldra some real moxie, and she grows on the viewer, as does the thoroughly cute Roberts." - Variety

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Eternal Beauty

SYNOPSIS

Eternal Beauty follows Jane (Sally Hawkins) who, after being left at the altar, had a breakdown spiralled into a chaotic episode of schizophrenia lasting 20 years in which love (both real and imagined) and family relationships collide. Things change when she begins a darkly comic romance with Mike (David Thewlis), a failed musician and fellow lost soul....

Image: © Lupus Films Ethel and Ernest

MADE IN WALES FILM
 

"This is a wonderfully evocative and well observed animated feature that plays like a cartoon equivalent of Noel Coward’s This Happy...

Gary Numan: Android in La La Land

MADE IN WALES FILM
 

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Get Up and Go

MADE IN WALES FILM
 

Synposis

Get Up and Go tells the story of Coilin and Alex, two friends in Dublin at the wrong end of their 20’s...

God's Own Country


"This is one of the most assured, fully-formed British debuts of recent years." - Sight and Sound Magazine

 


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Gwaed Ar Y Sêr

MADE IN WALES FILM
 

Synopsis

A group of celebrities are scheduled to appear at a concert in a village hall. An elderly man and his choir of...

Gwen

SYNOPSIS

In the stark beauty of 19th Century Snowdonia a young girl tries desperately to hold her home together. Struggling with her mother’s mysterious illness, her father’s absence and a ruthless mining company encroaching on their land. A growing darkness begins to take grip of her home, and the suspicious local community turns on Gwen and her family.

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Happy Now

MADE IN WALES FILM


"Collie-Cousins shows a good grasp of atmosphere and setting, and draws fine...

Hedd Wyn

MADE IN WALES FILM


Synposis

A young poet in North Wales competes under his bardic name of Hedd Wyn for the Chair, the most coveted prize of all...

High Tide

MADE IN WALES FILM


SYNOPSIS

Bethan (Melanie Walters – Gavin and Stacey, Submarine) has one day left. One day to put things right. One day to...

High-Rise
Hope Eternal

 

MADE IN WALES FILM

 

"What a passionate and intense film Hope Eternal is." - Mark...

House Of America

SYNOPSIS

Boyo lives with his brother Sid, his sister Gwenny and their elderly mother Marlene in an economically depressed area of South-West Wales. Their father has vanished when they were small children, apparently headed for America. The leather-jacketed, motorbike-riding Sid has grown up obsessed with American culture and dreams of joining his father in the States....

How I Live Now

SYNOPSIS

 

An American girl, sent to the English countryside to stay with relatives, finds love and purpose while fighting for her survival as war envelops the world around her.

 

WELSH CONNECTION

LOCATION: Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, Mandinam, Carmarthenshire, Cardiff Airport, Cardiff, FIBUA...

Human Traffic

SYNOPSIS

Five friends spend one lost weekend in a mix of music, love and club culture. The Cardiff club scene in the 90's: five best friends deal with their relationships and their personal demons during a weekend. Jip calls himself a sexual paranoid, afraid he's impotent. Lulu, Jip's mate, doesn't find much to fancy in men. Nina hates her job at a fast food joint...

Hunky Dory

MADE IN WALES FILM
 

"Driver delivers a characteristic combination of savvy and likeability and the period and sun-dappled photography are nicely handled." -...

I am Not a Witch

MADE IN WALES FILM

 

SYNOPSIS

After a minor incident in her village, nine-year-old Shula is exiled to a travelling witch camp where she is told that if she tries to escape she will be...

I Am Not Your Negro


Synopsis

Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson and with unprecedented access to James Baldwin’s original work, award-winning filmmaker Raoul Peck (Murder in Pacot, Moloch Tropical, Sometimes in April, Lumumba), has completed the cinematic version of the book Baldwin never wrote - a radical narration about race in America that tracks the lives and...

I Am Slave

MADE IN WALES FILM
 

Synopsis

Malia, a 12-year-old girl from the Nuba Mountains, is snatched from the arms of her father during a Muharaleen...

The lives of three strong, independent minded Israeli-Palestinian women sharing an apartment in Tel Aviv. In Between

SYNPOSIS

'In Between' follows the lives of three strong, independent minded Israeli-Palestinian women sharing an apartment in Tel Aviv. Away from the constraints of their families and enforced tradition, they find them-selves ‘in between’ the free and unfettered lives they’re aspiring to lead and the restrictions still imposed on them by their country and their families...

In the Dark Half

MADE IN WALES FILM
 

"Siddons maintains a threatening atmosphere and crafts suggestively with silence." - Time Out


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In The Fade

SYNOPSIS

Katja's life collapses after the death of her husband and son in a bomb attack. After a time of mourning and injustice, Katja seeks revenge. This is a German drama film directed by Fatih Akin. It was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or in the main competition section at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. At Cannes, Diane Kruger won the Best Actress award.

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India On Film


India has one of the world's richest and most prolific film industries. Throughout 2017, the BFI are celebrating the diversity of Indian filmmaking and films about India, from Bollywood to Tollywood (home of Telugu and Bengali cinema) - in cinemas and online.


The season is a major cultural collaboration between the UK and India, with new films, independent cinema and...

Image: Bald Guy (12A) Iris Prize LOVE Bites

LOVE Bites – LGBT short films from the Iris Prize Archive

A selection of LGBT short films celebrating LOVE from the Iris Prize archive of 250 titles.

The key themes covered include: Coming out, Forbidden LOVE and Illegal LOVE. The best love stories have a timeless quality, but any history of romance on screen must reflect the transformations wrought by the sexual...

Island

SYNOPSIS

Filmed over 12 months on the Isle of Wight, ISLAND is a life-affirming reflection on the phenomena of dying, portraying the transition away from personhood and observing the last days and hours of life and the moment of death.

Across the...

Jack to a King


MADE IN WALES FILM

 

SYNOPSIS

Acclaimed director Marc Evans (Hinterland, Patagonia), Academy Award-winning associate producer James...

Jerry The Tyke

Jerry the Tyke, also known as Jerry the Troublesome Tyke, is Wales’ oldest animated cartoon character.
 

History
The cheeky dog appeared across UK cinemas within British Pathé's news-magazines. It was first produced in 1925, by Cardiff-based animator...

Journey's End

 

MADE IN WALES FILM

 

SYNOPSIS

Set over four days in March 1918 in the trenches on the front line, a small group of soldiers wait to be bombarded by enemy artillery,...

Julieta


"Ravishing and extremely moving…exquisite" **** - Time Out


Synposis

Julieta is a middle-aged woman living in Madrid with her boyfriend Lorenzo. After a chance encounter with her lost daughter's best friend, Julieta moves back to her old home in the hope that her...

Just Jim

MADE IN WALES FILM
 

"Roberts is already a singular screen presence, and here acquits himself confidently behind the camera, handling the film's shifting tones...

Kelly + Victor


MADE IN WALES FILM

 

"A very well shot and well acted drama." 4* - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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Kësulat

MADE IN WALES FILM

SYNOPSIS

'Kësulat' addresses the subject of the Kosovo war from the point of view of a Serbian family. Set in 1999, in a small village in Kosovo, near the Serbian border. Dragani (Ismail...

Kicking Off


SYNOPSIS

KICKING OFF starts with the most important game of the season. Loyal fans Wigsy and Cliff watch in trepidation as their football team score the goal that will save them from relegation. Victory is bliss as a chorus of supporters chant and cry with elation. However, this frenzy of...

Last Summer

 

SYNOPSIS

During a long hot summer in the rural paradise of 1970s West Wales, a courageous ten-year-old boy arms himself against the adult world to salvage the lives of his best friends, convincing them to run away with him after a love triangle ends in murder.

 
WELSH CONNECTION

WRITER/DIRECTOR: Jon Jones

PRODUCER...

Lean on Pete

SYNOPSIS

Proving himself to be one of the most gifted, insightful and versatile directors working today, Andrew Haigh (45 Years, Weekend) returns with Lean on Pete, a powerfully moving and deeply emotional story about a young boy’s search for belonging on the fringes of contemporary American society. Fifteen-year-old Charley lives with his alcoholic father (Travis Fimmel...

Letters Home

MADE IN WALES FILM
 

Synopsis

Letters Home is a short film project, aimed at commemorating and remembering the Welsh soldiers who gave their...

LGBT50: Gross Indecency


The BFI is marking 50 years since a major landmark in human rights - the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales - with a number of screenings and events at BFI Southbank, on BFI Player and in cinemas across the UK.


Gross Indecency is a season exploring the pioneering - and sometimes problematic - depictions of LGBT life in British film and TV in the years...

Life, Animated


Synopsis

Life, Animated tells the remarkable story of how Owen found in Disney animation a pathway to language and a framework for making sense of the world. By evocatively interweaving classic Disney sequences with verite scenes from Owen’s life, the film explores how identification and empathy with characters like Simba, Jafar, and Ariel forge a conduit for him...

Love is Thicker Than Water

MADE IN WALES FILM

 

"LOVE IS THICKER THAN WATER gives us the treat of acting that is beautifully on point and a cast of...

Lucky

SYNOPSIS

Charming and moving comedic drama 'Lucky' is a directorial debut from ...

Macbeth

 

MADE IN WALES FILM

SYNOPSIS

A theatre performance beamed ‘live’ from the past. Originally commissioned as somewhat of a cultural experiment, T.Gwynn Jones’ translated William Shakespeare’s Macbeth for broadcast live on national television in 1964, an elaborately-...

Memory Lanes - Rural Wales on Film


A selection of films from the National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales

These films have been digitised as part of the British Film Institute’s ‘Unlocking Film Heritage’ project, with National Lottery funding. In this selection, we catch a rare glimpse of the characters and communities of 20th century Wales. From rural and village life to community celebration, we...

Mom and Me


MADE IN WALES FILM

"A devastating study of motherly love in US's 'manliest state'" - The Guardian
 

Synopsis...

Moon Dogs

MADE IN WALES FILM
 

"Familiar-sounding ingredients come to together in a surprisingly delightful manner in Moon Dogs, a deft blend of mismatched-buddy road...

Moonlight


"Exquisite. The reason we go to the movies." 5* - Time Out


Synopsis

A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, MOONLIGHT chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighbourhood of Miami.

At once a vital...

Mr Calzaghe

MADE IN WALES FILM
 

SYNOPSIS

This feature documentary will bring the story of Welsh-Italian Boxer Joe Calzaghe, his father and trainer Enzo...

Mugabe and the White African

MADE IN WALES FILM


"Mugabe and the White African plays to the strengths of the screen as a human interest story" - The Guardian


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Mustang


"Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s debut is an accomplished study of what it means to be young and female in Turkey" 5* - The Guardian


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My Brief Eternity: Ar Awyr Le

MADE IN WALES FILM
 

Synopsis

To support the opening of a new Maggie's Centre in Velindre Cancer Centre South...

My Grandfather The Spy

MADE IN WALES FILM

SYNOPSIS

An extraordinary true story of espionnage and cover-ups, from the quiet beginnings of a sleepy village in Wales, going all the way up to the White House. 

Desperate to break a wall of...

NG83: When We Were B Boys


“Life affirming and moving.” - VICE
 

Synposis

Five former breakdancers reflect on their youthful rites of passage through the vibrant UK Hip Hop scene of the early 1980s and how it allowed them to escape the confines of life on inner city council estates. As the wild energy of the scene burned out their adolescent dreams met...

Night Of The Trampires

MADE IN WALES FILM

 

SYNOPSIS

It's 1986 and Chuck Steel is 'the best God damn cop on the force' according to his long suffering boss, Captain Jack Schitt, but even this maverick has his...

On Chesil Beach

SYNOPSIS

Based on Ian McEwan's novel. In 1962 England, a young couple find their idyllic romance colliding with issues of sexual freedom and societal pressure, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night, starring Saoirse Ronan, Emily Watson, Samuel West.

 

RELEASE

Date:18 May 2018 

Running Time: 18 May 2018...

Orion - The Man Who Would be King

MADE IN WALES FILM
 

"The one film to watch this week." 4 stars - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
 

SYNOPSIS ...

Patagonia

MADE IN WALES FILM
 

"If previous features My Little Eye, Trauma and Snow Cake belied Evans' filmmaking voice, Patagonia is a loudhailer that announces the...

Prevenge

Synopsis

A pitch black, wryly British comedy from the mind of Alice Lowe, Prevenge follows Ruth, a pregnant woman on a killing spree. It's her misanthropic unborn baby dictating Ruth's actions, holding society responsible for the absence of a father. The child speaks to Ruth from the womb, coaching her to lure and ultimately kill her ...

Pride


"I laughed, I cried, and frankly I would have raised a clenched fist were both hands not already occupied wiping away the bittersweet tears of joy." - Mark Kermode, The Observer
 

Synopsis

Its the summer of 1984 Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in...

Queerama

MADE IN WALES FILM

 

Synopsis

Queerama is the anticipated new film from award-winning...

Raw


Synopsis

Stringent vegetarian Justine encounters a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world during her first week at veterinary school. Desperate to fit in, she strays from her principles and eats raw meat for the first time. The young woman soon experiences terrible and unexpe...

Ray and Liz

SYNOPSIS

On the outskirts of Birmingham and the margins of society, the Billingham family perform extreme rituals and break cultural taboos as they muddle through a life decided by factors beyond their control. Turner Prize-nominated and Deutsche Börse Prize-winning artist, Richard Billingham, returns to the striking photographs of his family during Thatcher-era...

Redhead Town

MADE IN WALES FILM

SYNOPSIS

Redhead Days, is the largest gathering of natural redheads in the world, that takes place every year in Breda, the...

Resistance

 

MADE IN WALES...

Revolt She Said: Women And Film After '68

Club des Femmes and ICO have teamed up to present a new tour, Revolt She Said: Women And Film After '68

 

The tour reflects on the volcanic change following the...

Rhosyn a Rhith / Coming Up Roses

 

MADE IN WALES FILM

SYNOPSIS

An award-winning comedy film set in a depressed town in the South Wales Valleys. When the local cinema is closed down, the former projectionist, plagued by money problems, devises an ingenious plan to make money.

 

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Set Fire to the Stars

MADE IN WALES FILM

 

"Gorgeous, evocative and well performed." - Los Angeles Times
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Show Dogs

SYNOPSIS

Max, a macho, solitary Rottweiler police dog is ordered to go undercover as a primped show dog in a prestigious Dog Show, along with his human partner, to avert a disaster from happening.
 

WELSH CONNECTION

LOCATION: Show Dogs was shot at Pinewood...

Six Minutes to Midnight

SYNOPSIS

Summer 1939. Influential families in Nazi Germany have sent their daughters to a finishing school in an English sea side town to learn the language and be ambassadors for a future looking National Socialist. A teacher there sees what is coming and is trying to raise the alarm. But no one is listening.

 
WELSH CONNECTION

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Sleep Furiously

MADE IN WALES FILM

 

"The film has richness and an unshowy compassion, its grammar and pace adjusting to the...

Sol Cinema - Art Car Bootique 2017


On Sunday 28th May 2017, we brought the revolution to Chapter's Art Car Bootique.


The programme of short films was curated by Sol Cinema, Film Hub Wales and Chapter Cinema as part of R17 - an arts season celebrating the Russian Revolution centenary.


Using revolution as inspiration, this series of shorts explores the different ways we can politically, socially and...

Sol Cinema - Art Car Boutique 2016

On Sunday 29th May 2016, Film Hub Wales teamed with Sol Cinema to bring a unique mobile cinema experience (in a vintage caravan) to audiences at Chapter's Art Car Bootique. These are the films that were featured:
 

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Solomon & Gaenor

MADE IN WALES FILM

 

"The technical credits are superb. The valley groans under heavy clouds and snowfall....

Sonita


“An intimate portrait of creativity and womanhood, Sonita highlights the rarely seen intricacies and shifting contrasts of Iranian society through the lens of an artist who is defining the next generation” - Sundance Film Festival


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Stretch

SYNOPSIS

His whole adult life, Sebastién has lived for the thrill of the circus and wanted for little else. Now older than the rest of the troupe, he struggles to face up to the impending demise of his career. With no other bookings in the diary, this trip to Puglia, in the heat of the Italian summer, could be his last. His doting mothers in Paris feel his angst, while...

Image: Stuffed Stuffed

SYNOPSIS

A dinner party turns awkward when the host appears with the taxidermied body of her recently deceased husband. 

Stuffed is a BFI Network short, where Alister and Ellen are invited to attend a welcome home dinner hosted by their wealthy and self-absorbed friends, Gwen and Crawford. Needing extra funding to finish their groundbreaking documentary...

Submarine

MADE IN WALES FILM

 

Synopsis

One boy must fight to save his mother from the advances of...

Svengali

 

MADE IN WALES FILM

 

SYNOPSIS

Svengali tells the story of Dixie (Jonny Owen...

Sweet Country

SYNPOSIS 

Set in 1920s Northern Territory and inspired by true events, Sweet Country is a sweeping historical epic telling the story of Sam (Hamilton Morris) a middle aged Aborigine man forced to go on the run across hard desert country after a violent altercation with a bitter war veteran. From five star reviews (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian) to winning the...

Tan Ar Y Comin

MADE IN WALES FILM

 


Synopsis

Based on the novel by T. Llew Jones, Tan ar y Comin is...

TAWAI – A Voice From The Forest

MADE IN WALES FILM

 

SYNOPSIS

Tawai is the word the nomadic hunter-gatherers of borneo use to describe their inner feeling of connection to nature. In this dreamy, philosophical and sociological look at life,...

That Good Night

MADE IN WALES FILM

SYNOPSIS 

Based on the play by N.J.Crisp, Ralph, a once-famous screenwriter, is in his seventies and terminally ill. He has two final missions: to be reconciled to his son, Michael, and, secretly, to...

The Ballymurphy Precedent

SYNOPSIS

The Ballymurphy Precedent is a documentary that tells the little known story of the death of eleven people at the hands of the British Army in a Catholic estate in Belfast in 1971.

 

WELSH CONNECTION

PRODUCER: GwionOwain at Anwen Media 

Supported by Ffilm Cymru Wales

 
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The British Guide to Showing Off

 

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The Butterfly Tree

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Evelyn (Melissa George, 30 Days of Night), a burlesque queen, bewitches single dad Al (Ewen Leslie, Top of the Lake) and his teenage son, Fin (Ed Oxenbald, The Visit) with her zest for life. When father and son discover they are competing for the affections of the same woman, old wounds are reopened over the death...

The Canal

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Cinema Archivist David Williams lives with his wife, Alice, and their 6-year-old son. All seems well until David begins to suspect that Alice is cheating on him. His anxiety is then compounded by a bizarre coincidence at work: cataloguing a filmreel from 1902, he learns that his home was the site of a brutal series of murders by an occultist named William...

The Chamber

 

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The Ciambra

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In The Ciambra, a small Romani community in Calabria, Pio Amato is desperate to grow up fast. At 14, he drinks, smokes and is one of the few to easily slide between the regions’ factions – the local Italians, the African immigrants and his fellow Romani.  Pio follows his older brother Cosimo everywhere, learning the necessary skills for life on the streets...

Image: Ian Dickson/ian@late20thcenturyboy.com The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead

 

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The Edge of Love

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Two feisty, free-spirited women are connected by the brilliant, charismatic poet who loves them both. The passion and pathos of legendary poet Dylan Thomas is told through the lives of two extraordinary women. Vera Phillips and Dylan were teenage loves; fast forward ten years and the two reconnect in London. The two former lovers feel the thunderbolt...

The Fits


"A dreamy, beautifully syncopated coming-of-age tale" - The New York Times


 

Synopsis

Eleven-year-old tomboy Toni (a showstopping Royalty Hightower) is bewitched by the tight-knit dance team she sees practicing in the same Cincinnati gymnasium where she boxes. Enamored by the...

The Gospel of Us

MADE IN WALES FILM

 

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Easter. Port Talbot is in a battle for its life....
The Great Unwashed

 

MADE IN WALES FILM

 

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Charlie (Jon Pointing) is a jobless 20-...

The Hungry

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'The Hungry' is a contemporary retelling of Shakespearian tragedy 'Titus Andronicus', set in the extravagant surroundings of an Indian wedding in New Delhi, whilst exploring the role of the patriarch and corruption in Indian politics and big business.

 

RELEASE

Date: 7 October 2017

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The King and Dai

MADE IN WALES FILM

 

Synopsis

The King and Dai tells the story of the Porthcawl Elvis...

The King Of Hearts

SYNOPSIS

During World War I, Scottish soldier Private Plumpick (Alan Bates; Women in Love, The Fixer) is sent on a mission to a village in the French countryside to disarm a bomb set by the retreating German army. Plumpick encounters a strange town occupied by the former residents of the local psychiatric hospital who escaped after the villagers deserted. Assuming roles...

The Lighthouse

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"The Lighthouse is a welcome beacon of quality...

The Machine

MADE IN WALES FILM

 

'Perfect, heartbreaking... the closest to Blade Runner that...

The Messenger


"The arguments are persuasive, the message from the birds powerful, and the film a rich and satisfying call to action that is presented with some novel ideas for how to restore the ecological balance" - Critics' Pick, The New York Times


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The Nun

SYNOPSIS

This year the ICO re-releases one of the most breath-taking and emotional works of French cinema. Jacques Rivette’s exquisite 1966 drama The Nun appears now in a glorious new 4K digital restoration, ready for cinema audiences to revisit or discover for the first time in 2018.

Nouvelle Vague icon Anna Karina is Suzanne, a young woman forced against her will...

The Old Dark House

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'Frankenstein' director James Whale turned J.B. Priestley’s novel 'Benighted' into a nerve-jangling tale that became the template for all spooky-house chillers to come. Stranded travellers stumble upon a strange old house, and find themselves at the mercy of a highly eccentric and potentially dangerous family. This atmospheric thriller features an...

The Orchard

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The Passerby

MADE IN WALES FILM
 

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The Passerby is a short film about coming of age, written and directed by Efa Blosse-Mason. 

It...

The Pearl Button


"Patricio Guzmán’s study of the political killings of the 1970s, as well as the country’s history of violence, enhances his reputation as one of the great documentarians" - The Guardian

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The Piano

SYNOPSIS

Jane Campion became the first female director to win the Palme d’Or for The Piano, her extraordinary, triumphant masterpiece about a mute woman’s rebellion in a newly colonised, Victorian-era New Zealand. Soundtracked by Michael Nyman’s evocative score, it won Oscars for Holly Hunter and Anna Paquin in career-defining roles and Best Screenplay for Campion’s...

The Prince Of Nothingwood


 

SYNOPSIS

A joyous portrait of Salim Shaheen, Afghanistan’s most popular actor, director and producer, 'The Prince of Nothingwood' is a gripping, heartwarming and often funny tale of creativity against all odds. Having made a record 110 films over 30 years, despite no budget and the country’s ongoing war, Shaheen is ‘The...

The Quarryman


MADE IN WALES FILM

Synopsis

Y Chwarelwr' ('The Quarryman') was the first ever talkie in Welsh made by Sir Ifan ab Owen Edwards and John Ellis Williams.


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The Rhythm of Fatigue

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SYNOPSIS

"Society as we thought we knew it is in ruins, it's bones out in the open for all to see, buzzed...

The Silent Storm

MADE IN WALES FILM
 

"A daring and exquisitely filmed debut" - The Times
 

SYNOPSIS

On a wild and remote Scottish...

The Sleeping Room


MADE IN WALES FILM

 

SYNOPSIS

When 19 year-old call girl Blue (LEILA MIMMACK) is sent by her...

The Stranger


MADE IN WALES FILM

 

"Engrossing, intriguing and very stylish. A debut film that...

The Wound

SYNOPSIS

Shortlisted for 2018 Academy Awards® for best foreign language film, THE WOUND is an exploration of tradition and sexuality set amid South Africa’s XHOSA culture.

Every year, the tribe’s young men are brought to the mountains of the Eastern Cape to participate in an ancient coming-of-age ritual. Xolani, a quiet and sensitive factory worker (played by...

Third Star


MADE IN WALES FILM

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James and his...

Tiger Bay

 

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Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present


"Hubby's film captures Conrad in all his facets, as longtime Buffalo, N.Y., media professor, and more broadly as a man determined to make "abstract art funny, happy, energetic, joyful."" - Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune


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Twin Town

MADE IN WALES FILM

 

SYNOPSIS

The Lewis brothers live with their parents and sister in a caravan on...

Unashamed Claim to Visibility

 

An Unashamed Claim To Visability: Films About Queerness and Dis/ability is a short film package curated by The Queer Film Network (QFN). 

As queer communities strive to embrace intersectional politics, those with a disability or functional diversity are often left behind. Despite the higher prevalence of disability among...

Under The Tree

SYNOPSIS

This dark surburban satire tells the story of a man who is accused of adultery by his ex-fiancée and forced to move in with his parents. While he fights for custody of his four-year-old daughter, he is gradually sucked into a bitter dispute between his parents and their neighbours regarding an old and beautiful tree that casts a shadow on the neighbours’ deck...

Uprising

WHAT IS UPRISING?

Uprising is a UK-wide programme of screenings and events exploring the cinema and the legacy of 1968, joining the dots between that period...

Vampire Guitar

 

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Vanishing Sail: The Story of a Caribbean Tradition

Synopsis

Alwyn Enoe is one of the last boatbuilders in the Eastern Caribbean, practicing a trade passed down the generations from Scottish settlers that arrived here more than two centuries ago. Approaching his 70s and with no more orders coming in, he decides to build one last sailing sloop with the hope that his sons will continue the trade.

The film follows...

Very Annie Mary

 

SYNOPSIS

When Annie Mary was 16, she was offered a scholarship to sing in Milan, but was never allowed to go because her...

We Went to War


Synopsis

In 1970, Michael Grigsby made the award winning, I WAS A SOLDIER, which focused on David, Dennis and Lamar, recently returned veterans from Vietnam. WE WENT TO WAR picks up their story over 40 years later.


Welsh connections

Welsh producer: Rebekah Tolley

Supported by Ffilm Cymru Wales

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Welsh Animation Shorts

Welsh animation shorts available to book from S4C

  • All shorts are available in DVD or digibeta copies.
  • Welsh language (no English subtitles)
  • S4C need 4-6 weeks notice before screenings.
  • Booking contact: Jen Pappas - ...
Welsh Heritage Shorts

Still from ‘Taking the Plunge’ (The Wales Empire Pool, Cardiff, with models Eira and Virgina] (c.1968)

 

UNLOCKING FILM HERITAGE
(2014-2017/18)

The British Film Institute (BFI) and national archives across the UK are digitising 10,000 heritage titles, making these available in the cinema, through DVD or online...

Image: The Lost Weekend Welsh Legends: Ray Milland Season

In August and September 2015, Chapter held a season celebrating the first Welshman to win an Academy Award, Ray Milland. 

Born Reginald Truscott-Jones in Neath, Ray worked as a horse trainer in Cardiff until he took up acting. He tried his luck in Hollywood, where he became a star and later took the reins himself and became a director, making some cult classics in...

Welsh Legends: Stanley Baker Retrospective

Celebrating 50 years since the release of Zulu. Born in the mining community of Ferndale, Stanley Baker, alongside lifelong friend Richard Burton, went on to Hollywood stardom as a character actor rather than romantic lead. Proving an enduring and powerful presence as an actor and later as a producer, he made some of the great films of the era. Over the summer, Chapter ...

Image: © Warren Orchard Y LLYFRGELL / The Library Suicides

MADE IN WALES FILM
 

"There’s plenty to admire about this nifty, twisty Welsh-language thriller from director Euros Lyn." - Little White Lies
 

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Y Mabinogi / Otherworld

MADE IN WALES FILM
 

Synopsis

Based on a series of Welsh tales written in the Middle Ages, Y Mabinogi follows friends moving from their world in West Wales to the setting of the mythological...

Y Milwr Bychan

MADE IN WALES FILM
 

Synopsis

Based in Northern Ireland, it stars Richard Lynch as Private William Thomas, a Welsh soldier. When Private Thomas shoots a terrorist in self-defense, he’s accused...

Y Syrcas

MADE IN WALES FILM
 

SYNOPSIS

When a Victorian travelling circus visits Tregaron in Ceredigion, they offer much more than entertainment for Sara, a young girl who is trapped by her grieving...

Year of the Sea

 

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You may have spotted that we’re celebrating Year of the Sea in Wales during 2018, with year of...

Yr Ymadawiad / The Passing


MADE IN WALES FILM

 

"Bryn's quiet confidence earns him a place on filmakers to watch lists." - The Hollywood Reporter


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