Solomon & Gaenor

A young Orthodox Jew (Ioan Gruffudd) in 1911 South Wales tries to make his living by peddling fabrics door to door in the South Wales Valleys, but to do so he decides he must hide his ethnicity.

On one of his sales he meets and falls in love with a demure young Gentile woman (Nia Roberts) with a strong-willed father (William Thomas) and a violently anti-Semitic brother (Mark Lewis Jones). The two fall in love and she becomes pregnant, but only then does she learn he is Jewish. Shortly afterwards, the couple become caught up in anti-Jewish disturbances; they are forced to flee and become separated.

WELSH CONNECTIONS

Director / Writer: Paul Morrison
Filming Location / Set in: Wales
Language: Welsh
Cast: Ioan GruffuddNia RobertsSue Jones-Davies
Production Companies: S4C

PRODUCTION DETAILS

Production Companies: APT Films, APT Productions

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Length: 104 minutes
Certificate: 15
Format: DVD, DCP
Language: Welsh

RELEASE

Date: 1st April 1999

FILM HUB WALES PROJECTS

Solomon & Gaenor was screened as part of CELLB’s Calon Y Cymru season, supported by FHW’s Made in Wales scheme. It was also screened by Chapter and Neuadd Dwyfor during Santes Dwynwen 2016.

“The technical credits are superb. The valley groans under heavy clouds and snowfall. The houses are dark caves. We can feel the wet and cold underfoot.” – Roger Ebert

Rights: S4C
Contact:
 jen.pappas@s4c.co.uk

WHAT NEXT? 

This is film is covered by our Made In Wales strategy, which means if you an a Welsh exhibitor you may be eliable to submit a proposal for support. For more information click here.

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