Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. United Kingdom, 1992. Pendefig Ty Cefn, Sianel 4 Cymru. Screenplay by Alan Llwyd. Cinematography by Ray Orton. Produced by Shan Davies. Music by John E.R. Hardy. Production Design by Phil Rawsthorne. Costume Design by Celia Pye. Film Editing by Chris Lawrence. Academy Awards 1993.
A famous Welsh poet lies wounded on the battlefield at Passchendaele and contemplates his life, remembering his days as a farmer in his peaceful village where he first dreamed of writing poetry. A national prize for writing is what he aspires to, something he works towards until Britain calls him up to join the army and fight in the second World War. This period epic, a biography of the famous poet of the title (Ellis Humphrey Evans was his given name), is elegant and refined, featuring strong direction and a marvelous performance by Huw Garmon in the lead role.