Archifau Categori: Films

Our Next Film: ‘Shoplifters’

Dydd Iau, 21 Mawrth 2019, 2:00 yh & 7:30 yh

BWCIO TOCYNNAU - Pontardawe Arts Centre

2018, Siapan, 121 munud, (15), isdeitlau
Cyfarwyddwr – Hirokazu Koreeda

O law crëwr Like Father, Like Son, dyma ddrama gyfoethog, foddhaol am deulu o droseddwyr ceiniog a dimai, sy’n gwarchod plant maent yn eu darganfod ar y stryd. Dyma feirniadaeth finiog o gymdeithas a hefyd portread cynnes o fywyd teuluol.


IMDb – Shoplifters / Manbiki Kazoku
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Our Next Film: ‘Stan And Ollie’

Dydd Mawrth, 5 Mawrth 2019, 2:00 yh & 7:30 yh

2018, DU, 97 munud, (PG)
Cyfarwyddwr – Jon S Baird

Mae’r ddeuawd gomedi fyd-enwog, Laurel a Hardy, yn ceisio ail-gynnau ei gyrfa ffilm wrth iddynt gychwyn ar daith flinderog o gwmpas theatrau Prydain ar ôl y rhyfel. Taith sydd yn wir, eu cân olaf.


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Our Next Film: ‘Pin Cushion’

Dydd Mercher, 20 Chwefror 2019, 2:00 yh & 7:30 yh

2017, DU, 97 munud, (15)
Cyfarwyddwr – Deborah Haywood

Drama od sy’n ymchwilio i’r ddeinameg bigog sydd rhwng mam a merch a chyfeillgarwch benywaidd.


IMDb – Pin Cushion
Rotten Tomatoes – Pin Cushion

Our Next Film: The Heiresses / Las Heredras

Dydd Mawrth, 5 Chwefror 2019, 2:00 yh & 7:30 yh

2018, Paragwâi, 98 munud, (12A), isdeitlau
Cyfarwyddwr – Marcelo Martinessi

Bygythir y berthynas rhwng dwy ddynes gyfoethog pan gaiff un ei charcharu a phan mae’r llall yn cychwyn fflyrtian yn annisgwyl.


IMDb – The Heiresses
Rotten Tomatoes – The Heiresses

Our Next Film: ‘Canaries’ + Q&A

Don’t forget we have Peter Stray (writer and director) and Russell Craig (actor) with us for the screening of Canaries on Thursday 24 January so please join us for the comic horror and we wont mind if you watch from behind the sofa!

Dydd Iau, 24 Ionawr 2019,  7:30 yh

2018, DU, 84 munud, (15)
Cyfarwyddwr – Peter Stray

Mae grŵp o ffrindiau mewn parti Nos Galan yng Nghymoedd De Cymru yn mynd i’r afael ag ymosodiad gan estronwyr. Dyma gomedi tywyll, arswydus sy’n cymysgu chwerthin a dychryn ac sy’n dodi Cwmtwrch ar fap digwyddiadau byd-eang. Bydd sesiwn holi ac ateb yn dilyn gyda rhai o’r cast. Noddir y ffilm gan Hwb Ffilm Cymru.


IMDb – Canaries
Rotten Tomatoes – Canaries


Great turn out for the film and interesting discussion after the film with Peter and Craig giving an insight into the making of the film.  Fantastic to see quality films coming out of Wales.

Thanks to Film Hub Wales for sponsoring the event.

Audience vote was as follows

  • Excellent  30
  • Very Good 20
  • Good 10
  • Average 1
  • Poor 2

Giving an overall score of 79.8%


  • Just grand
  • Totally bonkers but loved the film (well it was local!)
  • Look forward to Canaries 2
  • Wonderful blood and yellow macs
  • Great entertainment
  • Great fun.  Well done on making such a good film on a budget of just £29k  Incredible!!
  • Quirky – fun and scary in good amounts!  Love the soundtrack and the location – of course!
  • Very funny
  • Behind every great man…..   in this case Craig’s Mum
  • A very good film for this low cost of production.  Good acting by all the cast.  Put Lower Cwmtwrch on the map!
  • Witty and Welsh.  Bring on the return of the yellow Peril!  Many interesting juxtapositions and atmospheric music
  • Thoroughly enjoyed.  Looking forward to the sequel
  • Great evening.  Be back
  • Loved the fact that the film made me jump in parts as well as laugh in parts.  Humour was spot on.  Daft horror but loved the build up from 1980 to the present day
  • Amusing.  Actually jumped a few times.  Enjoyed this
  • Fantastic what can be achieved on such a small budget through all the support both locally and away and your creativity
  • Loved opening scene.  Laughed out loud many times.  And jumped!
  • Crap.  But nice guys
  • Fantastic film.  Looking forward to the sequel
  • Very good, cant wait for a sequel.  Creative storytelling, engaging and a fantastic horror.
  • A bit disjointed.  Made it difficult to watch at times
  • Enjoyed – reminded me of Peter Jackson’s bad taste
  • Can’t say I was able to follow all the plot but worth watching for the jokes and especial=ally the wonderful main setting.  Was this a prediction of L’Attaque des Gilets Jaunes?
  • Very funny.  Some great shots.  Good to hear and see proper local place and people.  Enjoyed even though I don’t like horror.
  • OK  low budget and funny in parts
  • So bad it was good and very funny and scary
  • Shaun of the Dead meets Stella!  Amazing achievement on the budget
  • It was well acted and well made for a low budget film, funny in parts, but I found it a bit morbid and despairing in parts.  I’m not a fan of horror movies anyway (Philippians 4:8)
  • Really enjoyed.  A movie with a sense of humour
  • Crap ending!!  Hope to see follow up soon though
  • Great humour and well produced
  • Great to see in Ponty.  Second time to see the film and still good   thanks
  • Very well scripted, directed and produced… they had a small budget and worked very well within their means – using fantastic techniques to make their job and that of the crew and cast easier without impacting the story or impact. This film is very much Simon Pegg and Nick Frost meets Ruth Jones. For a project that started off as a bunch of mates having a bit of crack it has actually turned into a very good film! I am looking forward to seeing more collaborations from this team.

Our Next Film: Peterloo

Dydd Mercher, 9 Ionawr 2019, 2:00 yh & 7:30 yh

2018, DU, 154 munud, (12A)
Cyfarwyddwr – Mike Leigh

Hanes Cyflafan Peterloo yn 1819 pan ymosododd y fyddin Brydeinig ar rali heddychlon dros democratiaeth ym Manceinion.


IMDb – Peterloo
Rotten Tomatoes – Peterloo


Our first film of the season was very well received

  • Excellent  32
  • Very good 10
  • Good 4

Giving an overall score of 90.2%


  • A detailed history lesson – amazing detail!
  • Very realistic.  Thought it might show the impact afterwards
  • An epic of a film – a sign of the times
  • I do love a good baddy and there were certainly plenty of those – was it acceptable given the mores of the age or was the early 19th century full of brutes and cads?
  • A weirdly paced film – sometimes almost Shakespearean, sometimes quite shallow – but shines a light on an important and overlooked part of British democratic history
  • How little life changes
  • Great film – the riot scene was brutal!
  • History I’d never even known.  Thought provoking.  Times have not changed sadly
  • So pleased to have seen this.  Feel a little overwhelmed – brilliant and just what needs to be seen
  • Vive le republic!!
  • Much better than I expected
  • Enjoyed the film, loved the acting, well scripted and directed.  History should be kept alive in films as not a lot of reading done these days.  More like this please
  • I’ve been looking forward to this film since I first heard about it in early days of its production  my plans to see it earlier were unavoidably thwarted so I was very please dot see it tonight  a great achievement from Mike Leigh
  • Thank you
  • Excellent film.  Will find out more about the event which I think is hidden away
  • Given the current power struggles in the UK it seems that not much has changed
  • Very affecting – wonderful hats
  • Fantastic film!  Brilliant well developed set scenes.  Hidden from popular history
  • Harrowing portrayal of the horror that humans are able to act upon each other when they see the difference between themselves.  A warning for us all  thank you fo showing such an important film
  • Gwych!
  • A great tribute to those who protested
  • But there were a few caricatures
  • Powerful shocking film
  • Awesome

Our Next Film: Redoubtable

Dydd Mawrth, 11 Rhagfyr 2018, 2:00 yh & 7:30 yh

2017, Eidal/Ffrainc, 108 munud, (15) isdeitlau
Cyfarwyddwr – Michael Hazanavicius

Ffilm fywgraffiadol aml-haenog , chwareus gan gyfarwyddwr ‘The Artist’, o’r arloeswr Ton Newydd, Jean Luc Godard, a’i berthynas gythryblus ag Anne Wiazemsky. Bywgraffiad gwleidyddol, athronyddol, i fyny ac i lawr, sy’n portreadu’r protestiadau gwleidyddol yn Ffrainc yn 1968 yn ardderchog.


IMDb – Redoubtable
Rotten Tomatoes – Redoubtable

Our Next Film: Under The Tree

Dydd Mercher, 5 Rhagfyr 2018, 2:00 yh & 7:30 yh

2017, Gwlad Yr Iâ, 89 munud, (15) isdeitlau
Cyfarwyddwr – Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson

Mae anghyfod rhwng dau gydymog ynglŷn â choeden yn mynd yn draed moch a throi’n rhyfel drefol. Drama gymdeithasol o Wlad yr Iâ, sy’n gyforiog o gomedi du ac sy’n amlygu bychandra doniol dwy ochr sy’n gwrthod ildio.


IMDb – Under The Tree
Rotten Tomatoes – Under The Tree

Our Next Film: Call Me By Your Name

Dydd Iau, 8 Tachwedd 2018, 2:00 yh & 7:30 yh

2017, Eidal / Ffrainc, 132 munud, (15) isdeitlau
Cyfarwyddwr – Lua Guadagnino

Yn yr Eidal yn y 1980au, mae rhamant yn datblygu rhwng myfyriwr 17 oed a dyn hŷn a gyflogwyd gan ei dad i gynorthwyo yn ei ymchwil.


IMDb – Call Me By Your Name
Rotten Tomatoes – Call Me By Your Name

Our Next Film: A Prayer Before Dawn

Dydd Iau, 25 Hydref 2018, 2:00 yh & 7:30 yh

2017, Ffrainc/DU, 116 munud, (18)
Cyfarwyddwr – Jean-Stephane Sauvaire

Seiliwyd y ffilm hon ar stori wir Billy, sy’n orddibynnol ar heroin, ac a’i ddedfrydwyd i 3 mlynedd o garchar yng Ngwlad Thai. Gan nad yw’n siarad yr iaith, mae’n brwydro i oroesi a chreu perthnasoedd mewn realaeth newydd a llethol.


IMDb – A Prayer Before Dawn
Rotten Tomatoes – A Prayer Before Dawn

Our Next Film: In the Fade (Aus Dem Nichts)

Dydd Mercher, 17 Hydref 2018, 2:00 yh & 7:30 yh

2017, Almaen/Ffrainc, 106 munud, (18) isdeitlau
Cyfarwyddwr – Faith Akin

Yn y ffilm afaelgar hon, cawn berfformiad rhyfeddol gan Diane Kruger, mewn rhan a enillodd iddi’r wobr am yr actores orau yn Cannes. Stori wleidyddol yw hi o alar a thrais yn Yr Almaen. Yn dilyn llofruddiaeth ei gŵr a’i phlentyn gan Neo-Natsïaid, mae dynes o Hamburg yn chwilio am ddialedd mewn brwydr ffyrnig dros gyfiawnder.


IMDb – In The Fade
Rotten Tomatoes – In The Fade