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Patagonia (2010)

A young Welsh couple travel to Argentina to work on their relationship.

Director:

Marc Evans

Writers:

Laurence Coriat (screenplay), Marc Evans
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Rhys ... Mateo
Marta Lubos Marta Lubos ... Cerys
Nahuel Pérez Biscayart ... Alejandro
Nia Roberts Nia Roberts ... Gwen
Matthew Gravelle ... Rhys
Rhys Parry Jones ... Martin
Duffy ... Sissy
Phylip Hughes Phylip Hughes ... Opening Narrator (voice)
Sarita Roccato Sarita Roccato ... Manuela
Claudia Cantero Claudia Cantero ... Marta
Ricardo Williams Ricardo Williams ... Rhodri
Rhodri Meilir Rhodri Meilir ... Fellow Actor
Ri Richards ... Therapist
Ellen Salisbury Ellen Salisbury ... Sian
Gabriela Ferrero Gabriela Ferrero ... Eleonora
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Storyline

The journey taken by two different women as they attempt to escape from their mundane lives in order to find peace within themselves in a new setting. Argentinean Cerys (Marta Lubos) is an elderly woman who, accompanied by her anxious teenage nephew Alejandro (Nahuel Pérez Biscayart), ventures to the Welsh farmlands where her mother was raised. American pop singer Duffy serves as Alejandro's love interest in the role of Sissy, a caravan park employee. Wales native Gwen (Nia Roberts) is an aspiring actress stuck in a rocky relationship with her photographer boyfriend Rhys (Matthew Gravelle) after being unable to conceive a child. The couple travels to Patagonia when Rhys is sent on a business project, only to have tensions rise when Gwen becomes romantically involved with their tour guide, Mateo (Matthew Rhys). Written by lament

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Country:

Argentina | UK

Language:

Welsh | Spanish | English | Polish

Release Date:

4 March 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Патагония See more »

Filming Locations:

Argentina See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

United Kingdom's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012. See more »

Connections

Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 3 March 2011 (2011) See more »

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The most beautiful film I have seen in years
9 March 2011 | by rfineanSee all my reviews

I saw this film without knowing much about it except that there was a migration of some Welsh people from Europe to Patagonia in the 1865. There are two stories unfolding simultaneously in the present day; one of a Welsh couple travelling in Patagonia and the other of an elderly grandmother and her teenage nephew travelling in Wales in search of her mother's farm. Each story is utterly convincingly told, amid breathtaking textures of Argentinan and Walsh landscapes and although there is no connection at all between them, the two stories balance each other perfectly in the way the relationships develop.

This film is of course in Spanish and Welsh but is intelligently subtitled in English so as not to damage the film's beauty.


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