AFS Essential Cinema: CYMRU FACH

Director Gruffydd Davies
Year 2008
Starring Lowri Gwynne, Gareth Pierce and Sioned Wyn
Run Time 73min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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Along with PATAGONIA, CYMRU FACH highlights the beauty - and, to some, eccentricity - of the Welsh language.  Unlike that film, however, CYMRU FACH is a rather more claustrophobic, edgy experience.

Structurally echoing LA RONDE, the film is essentially a compendium of morality tales circulating around sexual mores, but this conceit acts as a prism for a wider observation of what it is to be Welsh, and in Wales, in the 21st century.

Based on a critically acclaimed play by William Owen Roberts, Gruffydd Davies' film makes beautiful use of saturated HD video textures, angular editing and neon-soaked ambience as a counterpoint to the raw emotions and awkward interplay of characters who are perhaps better suited to a fleeting acquaintance than a long term relationship.

Tickets are $5 for AFS Members and Students with Valid ID / $8 for General Admission. Find out more about this screening and buy tickets HERE.

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