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Hedd Wyn (1992)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance, War | 12 January 1996 (USA)
A young poet living in the North Wales countryside competes for the most coveted prize of all in Welsh Poetry - that of the chair of the National Eisteddfod, a tradition dating back a ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Huw Garmon ...
Ellis Evans / Hedd Wyn
Catrin Fychan ...
Magi Evans
Ceri Cunnington ...
Bob Evans
Llio Silyn ...
Grey Evans ...
Evan Evans
Gwen Ellis ...
Emma Kelly ...
Enid Evans
Sioned Jones Williams ...
Cati Evans
Llyr Joshua ...
Ifan Evans
Angharad Roberts ...
Ann Evans
Geraint Roberts ...
R. Williams Parry
Emlyn Gomer ...
Morris Davies - Moi
Guto Roberts ...
Eisteddfod Leader
Manon Prysor ...
Girl
Gruffudd Aled ...
Griff Jones
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A young poet living in the North Wales countryside competes for the most coveted prize of all in Welsh Poetry - that of the chair of the National Eisteddfod, a tradition dating back a hundred years. Before the winner is announced Hedd Wyn gets sent to fight with the English in the trenches of the First World War Written by Gavin Adams <g.adams@rhbnc.ac.uk>

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Sadness and beauty combined
10 August 2000 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

I have given this film a 9. Being a Welshman I already knew the story of Hedd Wyn and I was very impressed with how this piece of Welsh history was put to film.

Although the film does loose something in translation, overall I was quite impressed at the skill of the translators in managing to convey at least a little bit of this man's brilliance as a bard.

The sense of loss that this film conveys is very strong and when watching this film and pondering over the life of Hedd Wyn, I can't help thinking that somewhere in the world today many more valuable lives are being lost due to needless conflict.


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