Broadchurch Director’s Debut Film At EIFF

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Y Llyfrgell is one of three Ffilm Cymru Wales-supported films selected for this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Adapted from Fflur Dafydd’s award-winning novel, the Welsh-language tale of revenge sees twin daughters set a trap for their mother’s murderer in the National Library of Wales. The film marks the feature debut of director Euros Lyn, who has forged an impressive career on hit television shows such as Broadchurch, Doctor Who and Marvel’s Netflix phenomenon Daredevil.

Produced through Ffilm Cymru Wales’ Cinematic scheme, Y Llyfrgell stars Catrin Stewart (Doctor Who, Stella) and Dyfan Dwyfor (Pride, The Passing), and will be released in cinemas this August through Soda Pictures.



Downton Abbey director Philip John’s new film Moon Dogs has also been selected to screen at the festival. The coming-of-age comedy-drama features a host of fresh screen talent as two teenage brothers and the enigmatic girl they both fall for. Produced by Kathy Speirs, Moon Dogs was co-funded by Ffilm Cymru Wales, Creative Scotland and the Irish Film Board / Bord Scannán na hÉireann.

Another Celtic co-production, between Ireland’s Venom Films and Wales’ Bulb Films (a part of Boom Cymru), Ken Wardrop’s documentary Mom and Me will also feature at the festival. This intimate insight into masculinity and motherhood premiered at last year’s Telluride film festival to critical acclaim. Mom and Me is due for release in the UK and Ireland through Element Pictures this summer, and was also co-funded by the Irish Film Board / Bord Scannán na hÉireann.

Established in 1947, Edinburgh International Film Festival is renowned around the world for discovering and promoting the very best in international cinema – and for heralding and debating changes in global filmmaking. Intimate in its scale, ambitious in its scope, and fuelled by pure passion for cinema in all its manifestations, EIFF seeks to spotlight the most exciting and innovative new film talent, in a setting steeped in history. 2016 marks the 70th edition of the Festival making it the longest continually running film festival in the world.


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