Beddgelert wins Best Short Film at the KINOFILM Festival 2017

Beddgelert wins Best Short Film at the KINOFILM Festival 2017.

A fresh but realistic interpretation of the famous story about Prince Llywelyn the Great’s faithful dog who sacrifices its life to save its master’s son and heir.

We meet an already grieving Llywelyn the Great, who yearns for his dead wife, Siwan. He seeks solitude in his Dolwyddelan Castle, taking with him his new-born son and his most trusted hound, Gelert.  But despite Gelert’s companionship, Llywelyn is blinded by grief, and he fails to see the new danger that threatens his family.

The film, written and directed by the internationally acclaimed Welsh film director Medeni Griffiths, was premiered on S4C on Wednesday, November 1, 7.35pm, as part of the S4C Chwedlau – Legends season.

Shot on location in the Dolwyddelan area, Snowdniao, the film’s tragic main characters are Prince Llywelyn the Great (portrayed by Andrew Howard) and his late wife Siwan (Catherine Ayers).

We hear language that takes inspiration from the language that would have been spoken at the time of the Welsh prince’s reign in the 12th and 13th centuries. On-screen subtitles are provided in modern Welsh.

Directed by Medeni Griffiths and produced by Ben Jenkins