A lovely and lyrical Under Milk Wood. Barnstorming and raunchy, ushered in by Verdi and a Welsh male voice choir, this is an utterly beautiful vision of Dylan Thomas’ seminal offering of magical prose poetry. This lush, enthralling production beautifully compliments the lyricism of Thomas’ masterpiece with its bold, dreamlike imagery. Allen’s erotic, surreal cinematic interpretation explores some of the more visceral elements of the funny, filthily fluid magical dreamscape of Thomas’ Welsh seaside village Llareggub (buggerall backwards).
Two versions of the film were shot back to back and the Welsh language version has been aired in Welsh cinemas and on S4C.
Dir. Kevin Allen, UK, 2015, 87 mins
Cast: Rhys Ifans, Charlotte Church