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Gwen

Stitching social realism into the fabric of folk horror, British writer-director William McGregor takes full advantage of an unforgiving Welsh landscape - screeching winds, stormy skies, rotten potatoes - to create a haunting fable about the encroaching appetites of the Industrial Revolution.

Directors

  • William McGregor

Writers

  • William McGregor

Cast

  • Maxine Peake
  • Eleanor Worthington Cox

Synopsis

Set in the 19th Century, a young girl called Gwen (Eleanor Worthington-Cox) lives with her mother (Maxine Peake) and little sister in the stark but scenic hills of Snowdonia. With an absent father and an ailing mother, Gwen must take responsibility for keeping her family together as a predatory mining company and suspicious locals turn on them.