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Under Milk Wood

Under Milk Wood
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 88 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Kevin Allen
  • Cast: Rhys Ifans, Charlotte Church, Julian Lewis Jones, Di Botcher, Steffan Rhodri
  • UK release: 2 October 2015

This low budget adaptation of Dylan Thomas' play is not always easy to follow, but it's a film you can drift in and out of, allowing the arresting, candy-coloured visuals to filter into your consciousness. It offers a peek inside the dreams and minds of the inhabitants of Llareggub, and is narrated by Ifans, who delivers a remarkably rich reading of the text.

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Under Milk Wood

26 Oct 20153 stars

Kevin Allen helms a low budget and loving adaptation of Dylan Thomas' play

Dylan Thomas’ 1954 radio play, first written for the BBC, has taken many forms over the years. Made famous by the original Richard Burton-voiced version and the 1972 film he later appeared in (alongside Peter O’Toole and Elizabeth Taylor), Thomas’ bawdy…

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