Looks like it might be the 27th rather than Christmas Day. I just found this press release:
A NEW CINEMATIC adaptation of legendary Welsh poet Dylan Thomas’
classic radio play will premiere in cinemas across Wales on December
The radically surreal and erotic Welsh-language film reunites
director Kevin Allen with Rhys Ifans over 15 years after the release of
their cult classic Twin Town. An ensemble cast of familiar Welsh faces
is led by Ifans as First Voice and Captain Cat, alongside Charlotte
Church as Polly Garter.
The film will then screen on S4C at 21:00 on 27th December. The Welsh
broadcaster co-financed the project in partnership with Ffilm Cymru
Wales and Goldfinch Pictures, with fFatti fFilms producing.
Adapted into Welsh by T. James Jones, and with a screenplay by Murray
Lachlan Young, Michael Breen and director Kevin Allen, Dan Y Wenallt
explores the rich imagery of Thomas’ dreamlike verse. Allen notes of his
visceral and visual interpretation “I was determined to craft a
cinematic rendition that challenged the common perception; that poetry
should remain in the domain of the reader.”
This is the first cinematic dramatization of Thomas’ text since
Richard Burton’s 1972 version, and it will truly bring the Welsh poet’s
legacy into the 21st Century on the 100th anniversary of his birth.
Dan Y Wenallt will premiere on December 11th at Cardiff’s Chapter
Arts Centre and will open simultaneously in cinemas and arts centres
Shot back-to-back with Dan Y Wenallt, an English-language version,
Under Milk Wood, will be released in UK cinemas in Spring 2015.
I saw it in Monmouth (Trefynwy) last night. Unfortunately it was shown to a very small audience because it had not been widely advertised.
I enjoyed it although it was not as I expected. The photography was excellent and Organ Morgan was incredible. Like many films now there was more obvious sex than the book seemed to show. However, overall I would like to watch it again. There was little need to use the sub-titles but as they were rather small it didn’t really matter.