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The Library Suicides

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The Library Suicides
Y Llyfrgell
Directed byEuros Lyn
Produced byCheryl Davies-Keatley, Fflur Dafydd, Euros Lyn
Written byFflur Dafydd
StarringCatrin Stewart, Sharon Morgan, Dyfan Dwyfor
Production
company
Ffilm Ffolyn
Distributed bySoda Pictures
Release date
5th August 2016
Running time
87 mins
CountryWales
LanguageWelsh

The Library Suicides is a Welsh film adaptation of Fflur Dafydd's novel, Y Llyfrgell. The film follows twin sisters, Ana and Nan, whose famous author mother has just died under mysterious circumstances. They must investigate when strange things start to happen at the National Library that seem to be linked to their mother's death. The film is Euros Lyn's feature film debut, and the script was written by Dafydd.[1] The film premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, and then was released in the UK on 5th August 2016.[2]

Plot[edit | edit source]

When famous author, Elen Wdig commits suicide, her twin daughters, Nan and Ana, are left feeling lost. Elen's final words suggest that she in fact may have been murdered by her biographer, Eben. The twins go to the National Library of Wales, where they work as archivists, to avenge their mother's death, but night porter Dan is caught in the crossfire.[3]

Production[edit | edit source]

The film was produced by Ffilm Ffolyn[4] and released by Soda Pictures. [5] Filming took place in Aberystwyth and Cardigan. [6]

Director, Euros Lyn, said of filming, "It is so important that when you locate a story somewhere that you get a feel for the place. You want to know why the place is different to anywhere else in the world, so we tried to see a side of Aberystwyth that we hadn't seen before."[7]

Cast[edit | edit source]

Catrin Stewart - Ana/Nan

Sharon Morgan - Elena

Dyfan Dwyfor - Dan

Carwyn Glyn - Glyn

Ryland Teifi - Eben

Release[edit | edit source]

The film was released on 5th August 2016, after premiering at the Edinburgh Film Festival in June. The film also showed at Odlenburg Film Festival in Germany in September 2016.[8]

The film won Best Director, and was nominated for Best Actor and Best Costume Design at the BAFTA Cymru Awards.[9]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Library Suicides, retrieved 2019-03-04
  2. The Library Suicides (2016) - IMDb, retrieved 2019-03-04
  3. "BBC - The Library Suicides / Y Llyfrgell - BBC Films". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-03-04.
  4. The Library Suicides (2016) - IMDb, retrieved 2019-03-04
  5. "BBC - The Library Suicides / Y Llyfrgell - BBC Films". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-03-04.
  6. "IMDb: Filming Location Matching "Aberystwyth, Cardigan, Wales, UK" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)". IMDb. Retrieved 2019-03-04.
  7. Gibson, Sara (2015-09-29). "Saethu ffilm 'iasol' Y Llyfrgell". Retrieved 2019-03-04.
  8. The Library Suicides (2016) - IMDb, retrieved 2019-03-04
  9. Y Llyfrgell - IMDb, retrieved 2019-03-04


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