Based on a true story, Eldra Jarman (Iona Jones) is a spirited young girl who cannot concentrate on her studies. Instead, her imagination focuses endlessly — and fittingly — on a fox she’s seen running wild.
Over summer vacation, this wild child visits family in a small village, where she effortlessly garners the attention of a posh young man named Robat (Gareth Wyn Roberts) and his dour older brother, Taid (John Ogwen). Her Gypsy-like whimsy soon brings her much attention.
WELSH CONNECTIONS / PRODUCTION DETAILS
Director: Timothy Lyn
Writer: Manon Eames, Eldra Jarman (memoir)
Welsh producer: Bethan Eames
Filming locations: Wales
Cast: Iona Jones, Rhys Richards, Leisa Mereid
Production Company: S4C, Teliesyn
Running time: 93 minutes
Date: 17th January 2003
FILM HUB WALES PROJECTS
Eldra was screened as part of CELLB’s Calon Y Cymru season, supported by FHW’s Welsh Film Support.
“Jones gives Eldra some real moxie, and she grows on the viewer, as does the thoroughly cute Roberts.” Variety