Monday 21 November, 6pm-7.30pm

Marc Evans The Academi Hywel Teifi and The Richard Burton Centre for the Study of Wales are pleased to present an evening with West Wales-born, international film director, Marc Evans, who will share his views on film-making in Wales and on an international stage, with Dr Gwenno Ffrancon, Director of Academi Hywel Teifi. 

Marc's last release, Patagonia (2010), which was produced in Welsh and Spanish, has been nominated in the foreign-language film category for the 84th Academy Awards, which will be announced in February 2012. He has recently finished filming Hunky Dory, filmed in Swansea, which focuses upon an idealistic drama teacher, played by Minnie Driver, producing a rock 'n' roll version of Shakespeare's The Tempest, during the hot summer of 1976. Hunky Dory is due for release in spring 2012.

A director renowned for not working solely within one film genre, Marc's varied films and career will be discussed as he shares his views and experiences of the challenges of working within a minority culture and language in a global context. An evening of anecdotes and film excerpts awaits!

The event will take place on Monday 21 November, from 6 pm - 7.30 pm in the Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University.  It will take place through the medium of Welsh with simultaneous translation.

All are welcome, and admission is free, but to attend you should visit:   su-research-week.eventbrite.co.uk

This event forms part of Swansea University’s Interdisciplinary Research Week programme, 21-25 November 2011.  

To see this story in the news:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/walesarts/2011/11/marc_evans_taliesin_arts_centre_swansea.html