2019 Programme

Leaving Lenin (Gadael Lenin)

Wed 09 Oct 2019, 16:30
USW ATRiuM Theatre
Teachers and pupils from a Welsh school visit Russia on an educational trip in this ground-breaking Welsh-language comedy

DIRECTOR: Endaf Emlyn
WRITER: Sion Eirian
Wales, UK , 90 mins

Three teachers and seven pupils from a Welsh school visit Russia on an educational fieldtrip, but while travelling on a sleeper train to St Petersburg the teenagers and their teachers are separated, opening up a whole world of opportunities for experimentation and self-discovery for the young travellers. 

This ground-breaking Welsh-language film was directed by Endaf Emlyn in 1994, and features an early performance by Richard Harrington (Poldark, Hinterland).  

“An engaging light comedy… the spirit of Czech comedy is never far away.” -Variety 

The film’s producer Pauline Williams will be in conversation after the screening, talking about Leaving Lenin as well as her career producing film and TV in Wales. In association with BAFTA Cymru.

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