“NOW BEHIND THE EYES AND SECRETS OF THE DREAMERS IN THE STREETS ROCKED TO SLEEP BY THE SEA…”

A lovely and lyrical Under Milk Wood. Barnstorming and raunchy, ushered in by Verdi and a Welsh male voice choir, this is an utterly beautiful vision of Dylan Thomas' seminal offering of magical prose poetry. Starring Rhys Ifans and Charlotte Church, the film is elegantly directed by Kevin Allen, who directed Ifans on the 1997 Welsh cult film, Twin Town. This lush, enthralling production beautifully compliments the lyricism of Thomas’ masterpiece with its bold, dreamlike imagery. Allen’s erotic, surreal cinematic interpretation explores some of the more visceral elements of the funny, filthily fluid magical dreamscape of Thomas’ Welsh seaside village Llareggub ( buggerall backwards ). Two versions of the film were shot back to back and the Welsh language version has been aired in Welsh cinemas and on S4C. Find out more here.

DISTRIBUTION NEWS - Screen Daily

Rhys Ifans and singer Charlotte Church star in Edinburgh-bound drama.

Metrodome Distribution has acquired UK and Ireland rights to the feature version of Dylan Thomas classic Under Milk Wood from Metro International.

Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spider-Man) and singer Charlotte Church star in the drama, which will debut at this month’s Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Kevin Allen (Twin Town) directs the surreal story in which Blind Captain Cat (Rhys Ifans) is tormented in his dreams by his drowned shipmates, and the innermost thoughts of the inhabitants of a fictional small Welsh fishing village Llareggub.

The deal was negotiated by Metrodome MD Jezz Vernon and Metro International’s head of sales Natalie Brenner.

The film adaptation, from writers Murray Lachlan Young, Michael Breen and Allen, is the first of Thomas’ classic 1954 radio drama since Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s 1972 feature.

Under Milk Wood is presented by fFatti fFilms and Metro International, in association with S4C, Tinopolis, Goldfinch Pictures and Ffilm Cymru Wales.

The film is also booked into a number of specialist UK summer festivals including Latitude, Festival No. 6, Port Eliot and The Green Man - before Metrodome releases theatrically on October 27, Dylan Thomas’ birth date.

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