After wowing audiences and critics at last year’s SXSW and the BFI London Film Festivals and taking home awards from South Korea’s Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, Lisbon’s MotelX Festival and Switzerland’s Neuchatel Fantastic Film Festival, Welsh contemporary horror The Feast (Gwledd) has been confirmed for a nationwide theatrical release this 19 August through Picturehouse Entertainment.
BAFTA-winning filmmaker Lee Haven Jones’ (“Doctor Who”) haunting, gorgeous and gruesome directorial debut, filmed in the Welsh language, was written and produced by Roger Williams (Bang) and stars Annes Elwy (Little Women), Nia Roberts (Under Milk Wood), Julian Lewis Jones (Justice League), Steffan Cennydd (Last Summer) and Sion Alun Davies (The Left Behind).
Steeped in Welsh folklore and exploring the consequences of greed, corruption and man’s exploitation of the earth, The Feast (Gwledd) takes place over the course of one evening as a wealthy family gathers for a sumptuous dinner in their ostentatious house in the Welsh mountains. The guests are a local businessman and a neighbouring farmer, and the intent is to secure a business deal to mine in the surrounding countryside. When a mysterious young woman arrives to be their waitress for the evening, the family’s beliefs and values are challenged as her quiet yet disturbing presence begins to unravel their lives – slowly, deliberately and with the most terrifying consequences.
The Feast (Gwledd) is slated to bow exclusively in cinemas from 19 August, 2022.