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THE LIBRARY SUICIDES  

By Euros Lyn 

Awards & Festivals:
Best Performance Awards at Edinburgh IFF!
Official Selection at Oldenburg FF and Bengaluru IFF!
 

Genre: Thriller

Highlight: Inspired by the bestselling novel by Fflur Dafydd

Synopsis:
Twin sisters Nan and Ana are lost without their mother, famous author Elena Wdig. Her final words suggest that her biographer Eben is the assassin.
Six months later and Eben begins to research Elena’s biography by visiting her archive at the National Library where Ana and Nan work. The sisters plot to avenge their mother's death by laying siege to Eben in the archive and stage his suicide.
 

Cast:
Catrin Stewart (Ana/Nan)
Dyfan Dwyfor (Dan)
Ryland Teifi (Eben)
Carwyn Glyn (Glyn)
Sharon Morgan (Elena)
 

Director Biography:
Euros Lyn was born and raised in Wales and studied Drama at Manchester University. He has directed shows including DOCTOR WHO, SHERLOCK, BROADCHURCH, BLACK MIRROR, HAPPY VALLEY, CAPITAL and DAREDEVIL, which have won five BAFTA Best Drama Series Awards, three BAFTA Cymru Best Director Awards and two International Emmys. 

Director Statement:
I see THE LIBRARY SUICIDES as an edge-of-your-seat thriller with girls with guns threatening the calm of the library. Dark vaults preserving the treasures of the past are the setting for frantic chases and misfired shots in the dark. Aberystwyth (on the west coast of Wales), the end-of-the-line town plays host for such a strange tale; a place where this story could almost be true. 

Cast Biography:
CATRIN STEWART is best known for playing Emma in the Sky1 comedy drama series STELLA, Jenny Flint in DOCTOR WHO and Lily in MISFITS. Her theatre work includes Juliet in Headlong’s ROMEO AND JULIET, that was been acclaimed by The Observer as "one of the most captivating and touching I have seen."

DYFAN DWYFOR won the Richard Burton Award at the National Eisteddfod in 2004. Most recently, he has appeared in RIGHT NOW (Ustinov Studio Bath/Bush Theatre). Theatre credits include CANDYLION (National Theatre Wales); TITUS ANDRONICUS (The Globe); HAMLET, ROMEO & JULIET (RSC). Screen work includes HINTERLAND and THE PASSING.

SHARON MORGAN has been performing on radio, stage and screen in Welsh and English for over forty years. Career highlights include TY DOL, UNDER MILK WOOD, HOUSE OF AMERICA, RESISTANCE, DA VINCI'S DEMONS and EVERMORE. She has won the BAFTA Cymru Best Actress award three times.
 

Crew:
Director: Euros Lyn
Writer: Fflur Dafydd
Producer: Euros Lyn
Co-Producers: Fflur Dafydd, Cheryl Davies
D.O.P: Dan Stafford-Clark
Editor: Tim Hodges
Production Design: Thomas Pearce
Composer: Dru Masters
Sound Design: Gareth Meirion Thomas
Costume Design: Dawn Thomas-Mondo
Hair & Make Up: Eleni Kyriacou
 


Technical Information:
Original Title: Y Llyfrgell / Aspect Ratio: 1:2.39 / Colour / Shot on: Arri Alexa / 89 min / audio 5.1 / Welsh with English subtitles / UK 2016 


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