08 19 Oct '24
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Paul Turner

Hedd Wyn

Edition 1994
123' - 1992 - War, Drama, Romance - Dialogue: Welsh, English
Director: Paul Turner Composer: John E.R. Hardy With: Huw Garmon, Catrin Fychan, Ceri Cunnington
The surprise contender for this year's foreign-language Oscar, Paul Turner's Welsh-language feature Hedd Wyn is an assured and engrossing portrait of the largely unknown war poet Ellis Evans. The film opens with Ellis lying on a World War I battlefield, dying from a shrapnel wound. Amid the mud, he relives his life as a farmer's son who dreams of winning the poetry prize at the national Eisteddfod, the main arts festival celebrating Welsh language and culture. Evans received the prize posthumously, but remains relatively unknown. This film is a fitting memorial.

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Paul Turner


John E.R. Hardy


Huw Garmon, Catrin Fychan, Ceri Cunnington


Alan Llwyd

Director of Photography

Ray Orton


Chris Lawrence


Shan Davies

More information


Welsh, English

Countries of production

United Kingdom



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