Cinema Wales ~ Admission with a Festival 3-Day or Single-day Pass youth under 18 are free
Friday, August 31
10:30 – 11:30 Children’s Shorts
12:00 - 12:40 Language Matters
12:45 - 1:45 Beti and David
2:00 - 4:00 Their Finest
Beti and David: Lost for Words (1 hour) BBC One. 'We need a revolution in dementia care', says Beti George who cared for her late partner David Parry-Jones - an iconic broadcaster once dubbed 'the voice of Welsh rugby'. It is a remarkable record of two people facing a terrible illness together, there is both laughter and tears in this moving, honest and hard-hitting film. Producers: Greg Lewis Dinah Jones Director: Will Davies. Screening at NAFOW with thanks to Silin Cyfyngedeg and BBC
Language Matters with Bob Holman. New Yorker Bob Holman learns a smattering of Welsh and travels to Wales where he explores the humor, rage, and lyricism of the Welsh people who have brought their language back from the edge of extinction. Director/Producer/Writer: David Grubin, Executive Producers: David Grubin and Bob Holman. Screening at NAFOW with kind permission of David Grubin Productions. Edited for NAFOW by Pippa McBride, Just East of West
Their Finest BBC/Welsh Government, 1hr 56 min 2016 British war comedy-drama. The film tells the story of a British Ministry of Information film team making a morale-boosting film about the Dunkirk evacuation during the Battle of Britain and the London Blitz. Shot partly shot in Pembrokeshire, the Guildhall and Grand Theatre in Swansea. Directed by Lone Scherfig and written by Gaby Chiappe, starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy.
Codi PAC Aberteifi: (Pack up and Go: Cardigan) 30 mins
Welsh with English subtitles. In the first of this new S4C series discovering towns around Wales, Geraint Hardy travels to Cardigan to find out what there is to see and do there. He visits the newly restored 12th century castle, looks at places to stay and to eat, and takes a trip on the sea to look at local wildlife. Screening at NAFOW with thanks to Boom Cymru Production and S4C.
Saturday, September 1
11:00 – 12:00 Children's Shorts
12:30 - 1:10 Codi PAC Aberteifi
1:30 - 3: 30 Their Finest
3:40 – 4:10 Language Matters
Children’s Short Films were produced for the European Broadcasting Children’s Drama Series “Message in a Bottle. Films in Welsh with no English subtitles, dialogue is limited, non-Welsh speakers should be able to follow. Screening at NAFOW with thanks to European Broadcasting Union and S4C.
Titsh (15 mins) A little boy wants to be taller. He meets a giant who grants him one wish. Director: Day Palfrey, Author/Producer: Angharad Elen, Original idea: Iola Gregory. A Cwmni Da production for S4C.
Dad (15 Mins) Dad follows the story of two boys from very different backgrounds who become friends and help each other overcome their difficult experiences, both bonded by family and war. Writer: Catrin Clarke, Director: Ashley Way. An Apollo Production.
Fi Neu Fo (Me or Him) (15 Mins) When a young lad wishes for a double of himself he soon realizes that he could be replaced forever. Directors: Cliff Jones, Rich Wyn, Writers: Rhys Gwynfor, Derrick Murdoch. A Rondo Production.
Elen (15 mins) Based in North Wales, this is a story about friendship and understanding focusing on the mind of a ten-year-old girl with epilepsy. Writer: Lisa Jen Brown Director of Photography: Oona Menges. An Ie Ie Production.