138 posts about film on this blog
Thursday 27 September 2012, 17:35
Hawk - a film shot against the breathtaking backdrop of the steep Snowdonia mountains, is taking a trip deep into the belly of the earth for a special screening this weekend.
Thursday 13 September 2012, 11:33
The nihilistic love story Kelly + Victor was first captured in prose by Wales-based author Niall Griffiths. The book has now been adapted for the screen by the Welsh director Kieran Evans, and will première at London Film Festival.
Friday 31 August 2012, 12:33
It was the death of a Welsh actress in 1932 which helped spawn the potent symbolism now associated with the iconic white Hollywood lettering lining the Los Angeles hills.
Friday 29 June 2012, 10:22
A film noir thriller by Welsh writer Owen Sheers, which takes its inspiration from Dylan Thomas' final visit to America in 1953 before his death, has been snapped up by a UK production company.
Sheers' screenplay, entitled A Visit To America, has been acquired by the London and west Wales based Western...
Wednesday 30 May 2012, 10:00
Today, 30 May, marks what would have been the 100th birthday of one of Wales' Oscar-winning actors, Hugh Griffith.
Griffith scooped the gong in 1960 for best actor in a supporting role, as he played Sheik Ilderim in Ben-Hur alongside Charlton Heston.
He beat fellow actors Arthur O'Connell and George...
Wednesday 16 May 2012, 11:01
The Welsh première of Indonesian action thriller The Raid, directed by Gareth Evans, takes place in Cardiff this evening.
Evans is originally from Hirwaun in the Cynon Valley and graduated from the University of Glamorgan with a MA in Scriptwriting for Film and Television.
He was named...
Thursday 10 May 2012, 13:46
Welsh artist Stefhan Caddick is appealing for videos of the demolition of one part of Ebbw Vale Steelworks for his project Ghost Parade, part of Wales' involvement in the 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
Ghost Parade will mark the arrival of Adain Avion in Ebbw Vale at the start of July, and will also celebrate...
Thursday 29 March 2012, 16:38
Twenty years ago Anthony Hopkins scooped one of the most prestigious accolades that Hollywood has to bestow, the Academy Award for best actor.
Hopkins won the gong on 30 March 1992 for his role as the brilliant psychiatrist and cannibalistic murderer Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs, adapted...
Thursday 1 March 2012, 12:14
Today not only marks St David's Day in Wales but also World Book Day, the annual celebration of books and reading.
Friday 17 February 2012, 09:58
Leading lights in the Welsh film industry are headed to the Berlin International Film Festival this week hoping to secure international funding for a clutch of new feature films.
According to the Film Agency for Wales, producers Elizabeth Morgan-Hemlock, Caradog James, John Giwa-Amu and Vaughan Sivell...
Thursday 16 February 2012, 09:45
As a boy, Sean Vicary used to look west from his Shropshire borders home to where the sun was setting, just beyond his reach, behind the stunning Welsh hills. The sense of teetering on the cusp between two countries became a strong motif throughout his boyhood.
Now as an artist living in Cardigan and...
Friday 20 January 2012, 15:38
Welsh actor Craig Roberts picked up the young British performer of the year accolade at yesterday's London Critics' Circle Film Awards for his role in Swansea-shot Submarine.
Roberts, who hails from Maesycwmmer, Caerphilly, beat the likes of War Horse star Jeremy Irvine, Saoirse Ronan, John Boyega...
Thursday 19 January 2012, 16:29
Following the news that top British film director Mike Leigh will be hosting a masterclass at this year's Ffresh film festival, organisers have revealed the full and final line-up, including appearances from Jonathan Caouette and Asif Kapadia.
Ffresh - the Student Moving Image Festival of Wales - takes...
Wednesday 11 January 2012, 15:20
Acclaimed British film director Mike Leigh is to take part in a festival which showcases the best student film work from Wales and the UK.
Organisers of the Ffresh Student Moving Image Festival of Wales have announced his appearance at this year's event in February.
Leigh, the brains behind a raft...
Wednesday 11 January 2012, 12:43
A film viewed as the first ever Welsh language 'talkie' and a milestone in Welsh cinematic history is to be screened in the very bowels of the earth.
The innovative event will take place in the Deep Mine of the Llechwedd Slate Caverns at Blaenau Ffestiniog.
It's being put on by Cytser - The Constellation...
Friday 6 January 2012, 12:37
Rising Welsh star Alexandra Roach has been named on the Bafta longlist in the category of best supporting actress for her role in The Iron Lady, which goes on general release in UK cinemas today.
The longlist is the result of round one voting of films by BAFTA members for entry in the 2012 Orange British...
Monday 2 January 2012, 09:30
Most jobbing actors leaving drama school can expect months and possibly years of scraping by, existing on bit parts and leaving countless auditions downhearted.
Not so for Ammanford actor and recent Rada graduate Alexandra Roach, for whom the 18 months since graduating can only be described as something...
Monday 5 December 2011, 14:31
The small independent film Weekend has triumphed at the British Independent Film Awards, with a special accolade for Cardiff actor Tom Cullen.
At the awards on Sunday night, Cullen, 26, scooped the Most Promising Newcomer award for his portrayal of Russell, a gay man embarking on a fleeting love affair...
Monday 28 November 2011, 16:37
Ken Russell, the outrageous talent who defied the critics, has died, aged 84.
During his career, he became known for his controversial films including 1969's Women In Love, which featured Oliver Reed and Alan Bates wrestling nude.
He also directed the infamous religious drama The Devils (1971) and...
Friday 25 November 2011, 13:34
The story of film making in Wales is a long and distinguished one, reaching back to the 1890s when the cinema and the film makers art were in their infancy.
The very first film made in the country was a short silent feature on a royal visit to Cardiff, a modest enough beginning from which mighty oaks...
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