Y Llyfrgell / The Library Suicides

When famous author Elena Wdig commits suicide, her twin daughters, librarians Nan and Ana, are lost without her. As Elena’s final words suggest that her biographer, Eben murdered her, the twins set off on a murderous quest to avenge their mother’s death at the National Library of Wales, but are soon disrupted by night porter Dan, who is unwillingly caught up in the saga. Directed by the multi-BAFTA-award winning Euros Lyn, inspired by Fflur Dafydd’s bestselling novel, and starring Catrin Stewart in her first Welsh-language role, this offbeat thriller, set in one of the most iconic building in Wales, explores the secrets and lies at the heart of storytelling, and asks who, if anyone, has the right to tell the story.


Writer: Fflur Dafydd
Director: Euros Lyn
Filming Location / Set in: Aberystwyth
Language: Welsh
Production Company: Ffilm Ffolyn
Supported by: Ffilm Cymru Wales


Music composed by: Dru Masters
Costume design: Dawn Thomas-Mondo


Length: 87 minutes
Certificate: 15
Festivals: Edinburgh Film Festival
Format: DCP, DVD, VOD


Date: 5th August 2016, Available now on VOD (Amazon Prime, BFI Player, Sky Store, iTunes)


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The Library Suicides is the third film to go into production from Ffilm Cymru Wales’ emerging talent scheme Cinematic.


This film was screened for members at one of our Welsh Film Preview Days. Here is their feedback:

Average rating: 4/5

“… very well-made and interesting…”

“Great film! – with the added advantage that is has local relevance”

“Excellent film, a real audience pleaser – great story and performances and original” “Excellent to see a Welsh language film on release, and an exciting one too! Very pleased, and looking forward to screening it!”

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