‘Pleidleisiwch!’ says American horror film magazine as Welsh language ‘The Feast’ nominated for award
‘Pleidleisiwch!’ (Vote!) was a horror magazine’s message to fans after nominating a Welsh language film for one of its awards.
Gwledd / The Feast has been nominated in the Best Foreign Language Movie category at the 2022 Chainsaw Awards which is organised by the American horror film magazine Fangoria.
The Fangoria Chainsaw Awards are an award ceremony focused on horror films and thriller films, now in its 20th year.
The Feast is one of five films nominated, and fans can vote here.
“This Welsh language film centers on a wealthy family hosting a dinner party in the Welsh mountains,” the magazine says.
“A mysterious young woman arrives to be the family’s waitress, and things begin to unravel. The unraveling is all part of the fun and the payoff is an absolute blast.”
The movie, which was directed by Lee Haven Jones, written by Roger Williams and funded by Ffilm Cymru, was filmed in Welsh and has English subtitles.
It unfolds over the course of one evening as a wealthy family gathers for a sumptuous dinner in their ostentatious house in the Welsh mountains.
The guests are a local businessman and a neighbouring farmer, and the intent is to secure a business deal to mine in the surrounding countryside.
When a mysterious young woman (Cadi) arrives to be their waitress for the evening, the family’s beliefs and values are challenged as her quiet, yet disturbing presence begins to unravel their lives, slowly, deliberately and with the most terrifying consequences.
The film features a cast of Welsh stars, including Nia Roberts, Sion Alun Davies, Steffan Cennydd, Julian Lewis Jones and Rhodri Meilir.
It has already gathered awards and acclaim, after being shown at film festivals around the world including Fantasia in Canada, BiFan in South Korea, and Motel X in Portugal, where it won the Méliès d´argent award for Best European Fantastic Feature Film.
The film was first shown in Wales at the Abertoir Horror Festival in November last year at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre.
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I’d love to vote. But in fairness I still need to see it before doing so. I struggle to get to international film festivals and the Aberystwyth one happened before I heard about it.
I REALLY want to see this but have no clue where. Streaming would be best.
I looked all over for the film and couldn’t find it legally until I tried Piratebay which has it. Would really love to find The Welshman somewhere also but can’t find it anywhere. It seems everyone else gets to see our homegrown films before we do.
I’ve commented on this subject previously, and I reiterate that it’s really quite sad that we can’t easily access such a vitally important aspect of our modern culture. Legally all there seems to be available is Hedd Wyn which can be streamed for free from the BFI Player site and a rather awful copy of Un Nos Ola Leuad on YouTube. That’s it. A very poor showing indeed. I’ve recently been fortunate to have seen Gwledd and I enjoyed it immensely. I also managed to see 2015s Yr Ymadawiad, which also has Annes Elwy. It’s another film that is a… Read more »
Yn Cytuno- I agree the Welshman and Gwledd have passed me by. Luckily I saw yr ymadawiad in a local cinema it was excellent. Where can I catch up with the films i’ve lost?
Looking at a few comments here, I think this excellent and free to use site could be helpful – justwatch.com – it details where any given film or series is currently/legally available.
(https://www.justwatch.com/ – if you want to click straight to it!)
Thanks. Says no date known yet, but I saw elsewhere that it’s on general release (somewhere) in April 2022