Written by Laurence Coriat
Cinematography by Robbie Ryan
Original music by Joseph Loduca
Cast: Matthew Rhys, Marta Lubos, Nahuel Perez Biscayart, Nia Roberts
UK, 2010, The Little Film Company, 35mm, color, 119 min.
Welsh and Spanish with English Subtitles
A rare example of recent Welsh-language cinema, Marc Evans' PATAGONIA is a unique glimpse into one of the more unusual chapters of both Welsh and Argentine history. Against the backdrop of Y Wladfa (the Welsh settlement in Argentine Patagonia), twin narratives follow a young Welsh-speaking couple to the wind-swept landscapes of Patagonia, while an elderly Welsh-Argentine woman heads to Wales with her reluctant young neighbor.
Gorgeously shot by Robbie Ryan (WUTHERING HEIGHTS), the scarred landscapes of Patagonia and the verdant Welsh Valleys provide the perfect canvas for this classically realized, passionate film. PATAGONIA reminds us of the bittersweet ways we remain tethered to home, and the wrenching desire to leave. Justifiably, the film recently won a swathe of awards at BAFTA Cymru, the Welsh equivalent of the Oscars.
Tuesday, November 13, 7 PM
Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
(1120 S. Lamar)
Read the Program Notes by Jim Kolmar
Back to Essential Cinema: Music in the Blood, Poetry in the Soul: Wales on Screen
Browse Past Essential Cinema Screenings
$8 General Admission / $5 AFS MAKE & WATCH members plus students (with valid ID) / Free to AFS LOVE & Premiere members
*AFS complimentary tickets will be accepted at this screening.
AFS has many great opportunities for students, including free tickets. Learn more >>
Don't see your AFS member discount? Log in now or become a member to receive AFS discounts.
Online ticketing closes at 3 PM on the day of the show for weekday screenings and 10 AM for weekend shows. Remaining tickets are available at the theater.
Austin Film Society Members must be logged in to view free or discounted ticket options. Log in >>
Not a member? Join now!
Create a website account here and click on "New User Registration."
Questions? Check out Help or call our office at 512-322-0145.