An Tarow’s festival run begins with a first official selection at the BAFTA Cymru Qualifying Carmarthen Bay Film Festival. The festival, originally set for the 27th May but postponed due to COVID-19, has been running since 2012 and taken submissions from over 60 countries over the years. In 2019 the festival saw over 750 films submitted and has a growing list of partners including Stradey Park Hotel, BAFTA Cymru, RTS Wales, University of Wales Trinity St. David, Felin Foel Brewery and Carmarthen Cameras. With this year’s edition cancelled in the current global climate, nominations and winners announcements will be released over the film festival’s social media platforms in April and May.
Local opportunities to see the film are currently on hold until further notice however announcements will be released in due course for opportunities in Cornwall and the Southwest for audiences interested in Cornish language drama.
The film, which shot on location across Redruth, Truro, Carn Brea, Watergate Bay and West Penwith follows Jackson New in the role of Peder who finds enough courage from his mother’s Cornish tales to confront his abusive father. The film features Edward Rowe in the role of Mal, who’s recent film Bait was nominated for Outstanding British Film in the 2020 BAFTA’s with director Mark Jenkin picking up the BAFTA for Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer. Bryher Flanders, whose previous credits include work with R&D, Soho Theatre, Bunker Theatre, RADA and BBC New Creatives, plays Peder’s mum Cara. With local Cornish actor Tim Cartwright playing teacher Mr Cormoron.
The press kit is available to view here.