Tag Archif: drama

Our Next Film: ‘Tehran Taboo’

Dydd Llun, 1 Gorff 2019,  7:30 yh

2018, Almaen/Awstria, 96 munud, (15)
Cyfarwyddwr – Ali Soozandeh

Babak and Donya in the Street

Animeiddiad rotosgopio. Wrth iddynt chwilio’n orffwyll am ryddid a hapusrwydd, mae’n rhaid i bedwar person ifanc o Tehran dorri gwaharddiadau caeth y gymdeithas Islamaidd.


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Our Next Film: ‘Lucky’

Dydd Iau, 20 Mehefin 2019, 2:00 yh & 7:30 yh

2018, UDA, 88 munud, (15)
Cyfarwyddwr – John Carroll Lynch

Taith ysbrydol anffyddiwr 90 oed a’r cymeriadau od sy’n byw yn ei dref anghysbell yn y diffeithwch. Myfyrdod chwerwfelys ar farwoldeb.


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Our Next Film: Apostasy

Dydd Iau, 25 Ebrill 2019, 2:00 yh & 7:30 yh

2018, DU, 95 munud, (PG)
Cyfarwyddwr – Daniel Kokotajlo

Mae’n rhaid i Dyst Jehovah ffyddlon osgoi ei chwaer am gamwedd crefyddol. Wrth i’r gwahaniad fynd yn ei flaen, mae hi’n dechrau pendroni am ystyr cariad Duw.


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Our Next Film: Capernaum

Dydd Mawrth, 9 Ebrill 2019, 2:00 yh & 7:30 yh

2018, DU/Libanus, 123 munud, (R), isdeitlau
Cyfarwyddwr – Nadine Labaki

Mae bachgen ifanc 12 mlwydd oed yn y carchar am 5 mlynedd am drosedd ffyrnig. Tra yno, mae’n erlyn ei rieni am roi genedigaeth iddo.


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Our Next Film: ‘Shoplifters’

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

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.


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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.


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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.


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Audience Reaction: ‘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.

Audience Reaction: ‘Peterloo’


Our first film of the season was very well received. The Pontardawe audience votes were as follows:

  • 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.


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