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Gwen (2018)

Not Rated | | Drama, History, Mystery | 16 August 2019 (USA)
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A folk tale set in the hills of Wales during the industrial revolution.


William McGregor
3 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Eleanor Worthington-Cox ... Gwen
Mark Lewis Jones ... Mr. Wynne
Richard Harrington ... Edward Morris
Maxine Peake ... Elen
Kobna Holdbrook-Smith ... Doctor Wren
Richard Elfyn ... Minister Bowen
Dyfrig Evans Dyfrig Evans ... Father
Gwion Glyn Gwion Glyn ... Harri Morris
Jodie Innes Jodie Innes ... Mari


In the stark beauty of 19th Century Snowdonia a young girl tries desperately to hold her home together. Struggling with her mother's mysterious illness, her father's absence and a ruthless mining company encroaching on their land. A growing darkness begins to take grip of her home, and the suspicious local community turns on Gwen and her family.

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Drama | History | Mystery


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Production was halted three times during filming due to extreme weather. Once for snow, once for 70mph winds and once for flooding. See more »

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Farm Vs Industry
27 July 2019 | by HairyMart1See all my reviews

Stark, bleak and uncompromising portrayal of the life of a Welsh hill farm family, as demands of the industrial revolution encrouch in on their day to day existence. All depicted from the point view of eldest daughter Gwen, whose responsibilities mount as her mother's health fails, and she waits for news of her father's return from the army. While she can appreciate the beauty of the majestic North Wales landscape it cannot detracte from her struggles to keep the farm working, and the growing sense of unease as misfortunes continue to plague them, while the adults step out of ear shot to discuss issues of great importance, but the true subject remains unknown to her. The simple story is all it needs to be, as there is a uncomfortable atmosphere of mounting dread. With the sparse use of dialogue, and unknown nature of the conversations between her mother and those interested in the farmland, further elevating yours and Gwen's unease about what may befall them. For such a simple tale it is an incredibly uncomfortable watch at times and will stay with you long after a viewing.

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English | Welsh

Release Date:

16 August 2019 (USA) See more »

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GBP2,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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