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Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain | 16:46 UK time, Friday, 18 November 2011

Welsh director Marc Evans will discuss film making in Wales and internationally at the Taliesin Arts Centre at Swansea University next week.

Marc Evans. Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Marc Evans. Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Evans has worked on international productions such as Trauma (2004) with Colin Firth and Mena Suvari, and Snow Cake (2006), which starred Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver and Carrie-Anne Moss.

Yet the director's work also has a strong Welsh streak. His latest cinematic release was Patagonia and starred Welsh actors Matthew Rhys, Nia Roberts and Matthew Gravelle, and also saw the acting début of Welsh songstress Duffy. The film, which features both the Welsh and Spanish languages, is the UK's submission in the foreign-language film category for the 84th Academy Awards.

Previous home-grown titles from the director include Beautiful Mistake (2000), a film on the Welsh music scene featuring John Cale, James Dean Bradfield and Cerys Matthews, and 2003 documentary film Dal: Yma/Nawr (Still Here/Now).

Evans' new film Hunky Dory is due for release in spring 2012 having played at the 2011 BFI London Film Festival. It stars Minnie Driver and rising Welsh star Aneurin Barnard.

Marc Evans will be in conversation with Dr Gwenno Ffrancon on Monday 21 November. The event will take place through the medium of Welsh with simultaneous translation. Starting at 6pm it is free and open to all, but to register for a ticket visit the Swansea University website.

Read more about Marc Evans in an article by Dave Berry on the BBC Wales Arts website.


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