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Hedd Wyn (1992)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance, War | 12 January 1996 (USA)
A young poet living in the North Wales countryside competes for the most coveted prize of all in Welsh Poetry - that of the chair of the National Eisteddfod, a tradition dating back a ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Huw Garmon ...
Ellis Evans / Hedd Wyn
Catrin Fychan ...
Magi Evans
Ceri Cunnington ...
Bob Evans
Llio Silyn ...
Grey Evans ...
Evan Evans
Gwen Ellis ...
Emma Kelly ...
Enid Evans
Sioned Jones Williams ...
Cati Evans
Llyr Joshua ...
Ifan Evans
Angharad Roberts ...
Ann Evans
Geraint Roberts ...
R. Williams Parry
Emlyn Gomer ...
Morris Davies - Moi
Guto Roberts ...
Eisteddfod Leader
Manon Prysor ...
Girl
Gruffudd Aled ...
Griff Jones
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A young poet living in the North Wales countryside competes for the most coveted prize of all in Welsh Poetry - that of the chair of the National Eisteddfod, a tradition dating back a hundred years. Before the winner is announced Hedd Wyn gets sent to fight with the English in the trenches of the First World War Written by Gavin Adams <g.adams@rhbnc.ac.uk>

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Sentimental in the grand old Welsh tradition
11 September 1998 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

My mother and I sobbed all the way through the second half of this film. To be fair, it can only be properly appreciated if you speak Welsh; the poetry loses everything in translation. It does become pretty mawkish at times but as a true Welsh woman I'm a no-holds-barred sentimentalist and I fell for it hook line and sinker.


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