Branwen

Branwen
Branwen

Year

1994

Duration

97 minutes

Genres

Drama

Language

Welsh

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A thought-provoking dramatic update of the Welsh myth of Branwen the Goddess of Ireland and Wales, who marries the King of Ireland to bring the two countries together in peace. Set in the early 1990s, Branwen is a Welsh nationalist married to Irishman Kevin. Her passionate nationalistic ideals make Branwen sympathetic to the Irish republican cause, and she convinces him to move back to Belfast. Despite Kevin’s reluctance, she involves them in local IRA efforts, leading to tragic consequences. Mae’r diweddariad dramatig pryfoclyd yma yn adrodd hanes chwedl Branwen, tywysoges Cymru, sy'n priodi Brenin Iwerddon ac ddod â'r ddwy wlad at ei gilydd mewn heddwch. Mae’r ffilm wedi'i foderneiddio i’r 1990au cynnar, gyda Branwen yn genedlaetholwr Cymreig ar fin priodi’r Gwyddel Kevin. Gan fod Kevin yn genedlaetholwr mawr hefyd, mae Branewen yn gallu uniaethu tuag at y yr achos gweriniaethol Gwyddelig, ac yn ei berswadio symud nol i Belfast. Er fod Kevin yn gwrthwynebu mae Branwen yn ymuno gydag ymdrechion IRA sy’n arwain at ganlyniadau trasig. Wrth i’r ffilm adeiladu at uchafbwynt a diweddglo dinistrol ac hysterig sy’n debyg i’r chwedl, efallai nad yw’r stori’n gynrychiolaeth ddibynadwy o weledigaeth fodern, ond mi fydd y diwedd ysgogi barn cryf a phynciau trafod.

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Contains scenes of a sexual nature, strong language and scenes of violence, including strong war horror

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