Rhith a Rhosyn / Coming up Roses

This rarely screened film is being shown as part of the Leeds Film Festival on Friday 7 November. Venue is the historic Hyde Park Picture House which is celebrating its 100th birthday with a programme of four films from all corners of the UK and an evening gala. Admission throughout the day is free of charge, booking via Leedsfilm.com is pretty much essential. Website also there for the Hyde Park. Rhith a Rhosyn was shot in and around Aberdare(see Wikipaedia) and hope to see you there!

Thoroughly enjoyable afternoon with this film. Best part of 150 people in the audience. On the way out BBC Radio Leeds interviewed Eileen Walker, amongst others, who quite naturally spoke in both languages. The film is available in a ‘chopped-up version’ on YouTube but you just cannot beat a live cinema showing. There were some very choice Cymraeg expressions used on screen, hope more showings can be arranged…Eileen by the way reckons the translation of the true title ‘Rhosyn a Rhith’ is 'Roses and a Fantasy, any takers?