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Patagonia

Patagonia
  • 2010
  • UK
  • 15
  • Directed by: Marc Evans
  • Written by: Laurence Coriat, Marc Evans
  • Cast: Matthew Rhys, Duffy
  • Language: Welsh, Spanish

Evans' intriguing but not entirely satisfying tale is best when concentrating on its two female protagonists. Set in a little known Welsh community, it's finely acted and shot, but hampered by leisurely pacing and a few too many contrivances late on.

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From Welsh director Marc Evans, this 2010 drama film centres on ‘Y Wladfa’, the Welsh settlement in Patagonia. The film stars Welsh talents Matthew Rhys and Nia Roberts as a couple who travel to Argentina in a bid to rejuvenate their stagnant relationship. Meanwhile, an elderly Welsh-Argentine woman named Cerys travels to Wales to discover her ancestral homeland. These parallel narratives are used to explore notions of identity and connectivity.

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Patagonia

2 Mar 20112 stars

The Welsh/Argentinian drama features some fine performances, but suffers from clumsy plotting

(15) 118min Marc Evans first feature film since 2006's Snow Cake is an intriguing but not entirely satisfying tale of two women set against the backdrop of a little known Welsh community in Patagonia. Finely acted and benefiting immensely from…

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