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Gwen 15 rating

A young girl tries desperately to protect her family from illness and dark outside forces in William McGregor's stark period horror.

Drama 2018 84 mins

Director: William McGregor



Gwen (Worthington-Cox) lives on a farm in the beautiful hills of Snowdonia with her mother Elen (Peake) and little sister Mari. Like nearly all the local men, Gwen’s father is away at war. As she struggles to cope with her mother’s mysterious illness, her father’s absence and a ruthless mining company encroaching on their land, darkness begins to take a grip on Gwen's home, and the suspicious local community turn on her.

Debut director William McGregor has crafted a stark, dark period drama that utilises horror-film atmospherics to build an uncomfortably brooding tension. Gwen was made with the support of the BFI using funds from the National Lottery.