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Hedd Wyn (1992)

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 »

Director:

Paul Turner

Writer:

Alan Llwyd
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Huw Garmon Huw Garmon ... Ellis Evans / Hedd Wyn
Catrin Fychan Catrin Fychan ... Magi Evans
Ceri Cunnington Ceri Cunnington ... Bob Evans
Llio Silyn Llio Silyn ... Mary Evans
Grey Evans Grey Evans ... Evan Evans
Gwen Ellis Gwen Ellis ... Mary Evans
Emma Kelly Emma Kelly ... Enid Evans
Sioned Jones Williams Sioned Jones Williams ... Cati Evans
Llyr Joshua Llyr Joshua ... Ifan Evans
Angharad Roberts Angharad Roberts ... Ann Evans
Geraint Roberts Geraint Roberts ... R. Williams Parry
Emlyn Gomer Emlyn Gomer ... Morris Davies - Moi
Guto Roberts Guto Roberts ... Eisteddfod Leader
Manon Prysor Manon Prysor ... Girl
Gruffudd Aled 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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Drama | Romance | War

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Country:

UK

Language:

Welsh | English

Release Date:

12 January 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Egy walesi bárd See more »

Filming Locations:

Wales, UK

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This was the first Welsh language film nominated for an Academy Award (Best Foreign Film category). See more »

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What a fantastic film....
8 February 1999 | by gambit-9See all my reviews

As someone who lives only some 10 miles away, and known the story so well, it was such a pleasure to watch the film.

It showed how pointless war is. I think that what Ellis did, go and join up, so to save his younger brother from doing so, is so brave. Such acts you wouldn't expect to see today in society.

I have seen this film many times and it's just as good each time around. It will make any person cry at the end.

One interesting thing, in the film Huw Garmon (Ellis Evans) courts Sue Rodderick (Lizzie Robers), but in a soap shown here in Wales, Sue plays Huw's his mother!!!


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