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Y Mynydd Grug (The Heather Mountain)

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Synopsis

The work of one of Wales' greatest story writers has been adapted into a full-length feature film. Y MYNYDD GRUG (The Heather Mountain) is based on Dr Kate Roberts' classic volume 'Te yn y Grug'.





The framework is a simple story: a year in the life of an 8 year old girl called Begw, who lives in a cottage on the quarry-mining uplands in Caernarfonshire, North Wales, at the turn of the century. From winter to winter, from snow to snow, Begw's experience of life deepens, and her imagination as a budding author matures. Coinciding with Begw's story, as a background to and underlying the whole film, is a portrait of the hard mountain people, the chapel-goers and the rough-necks, the whole close-knit community which struggles to live on the stark slopes of the Heather Mountain.

Details

Year
1998
Type of film
Features
Running Time
88 mins
Format
35mm Kodak
Director
Angela Roberts
Producer
Dyfan Roberts
Director of Photography
Huw Davies
Principal Cast
Anwen Haf Ellis, Claire Goddard, Owain Siôn Williams, Dafydd Emyr, Gwenno Hodgkins, Jonathon Nefydd, Sera Cracroft and Stewart Jones
Screen Writers
Angela Roberts from the novel ‘Te yn y Grug’ by Kate Roberts

Genre

Production Company

Llun y Felin
Capel Mawr
Llanrug
Caernarfon
Gwynedd LL55 4AE
Tel: 01286 678102

Sales
Company

S4C International
Parc Ty Glas,
Llanisien,
Cardiff CF4 5DU
Tel: 01222 741488
Fax: 01222 754444
E Mail: international@s4c.co.uk