1991-2000DramaPaul TurnerUnited KingdomWar

Paul Turner – Hedd Wyn (1992)

Oscar nominated for Best Foreign Language film in 1994, this Welsh language film tells the true story of a young poet’s fight to protect his family, his loves and his burning ambition under the shadow of the First World War.

Directed by Paul Turner, the director of photography is Ray Orton, who was also responsible for the cinematography in Gadael Lenin and Branwen.

For centuries, the Celtic peoples of Britain honoured their poets by awarding them a chair at courts of kings and princes. This tradition has survived through to the modern day Eisteddfod where a chair is awarded to the author of the best poem in traditional metre.

In 1917, the fourth year of the Great War, the National Eisteddfod was held at Birkenhead.

1.27GB | 1h 50mn | 704×464 | avi



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