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Cinema of Small Nations
Across four Wednesdays in November, Exeter Phoenix will be hosting the Cinema of Small Nations, a series celebrating film in a uniquely European context. Highlighting some of the very best and most exciting films around, join us as we journey through the cinematic landscapes of Belgium, Scotland, Wales, and Romania.
Y Llyfrgell (The Library Suicides)
Introduction by Dr. Kate Woodward, Lecturer in Film Studies, Aberystwyth University.
Dir. Euros Lyn, Wales, 87 mins, 2016, subtitled.
Supported by Film Hub Wales’ emerging talent scheme, Y Llyfrgell is an off-beat and gripping Welsh-language thriller based on Fflur Dafydd’s bestselling novel.
When great writer Elena Wdig commits suicide, her last words suggest that her biographer Eben Prydderch murdered her. Set against the backdrop of the iconic National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth, twin librarians, Nan and Ana, start a murderous night shift to avenge the death of their mother. Bloody revenge stalks the labyrinthine corridors of the National Library.
Euros Lyn directs, following on from his TV work on Doctor Who, Torchwood, Sherlock, Broadchurch, Black Mirror, Happy Valley and Daredevil amongst others. An impressive body of work that has seen Lyn receive three BAFTA Cymru best director awards.
‘A slick but dour aesthetic that recalls the look of much of the so-called “Nordic Noir” fare crossing into the British mainstream’
LITTLE WHITE LIES
‘A dark, sordid tale of memory, legacy and grief in which present revelations lurch forward in violent fits and starts as past truths surface with painstaking patience’
- Wed 9 Nov: 7.30pm