Anorac © Gruffydd Davies
Anorac © Gruffydd Davies
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Directed by Gruffydd Davies
99 mins | UK, 2018 | Welsh with English subtitles

The title of the film is a nod to unfashionable obsessions and rainy weather, but above all, it documents Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens’s musical
pilgrimage across his native land, Wales. From Cardiff to Ceredigion, Clwyd to Caernarfon, he meets with some of his musical heroes including Meic Stevens and Gruff Rhys and discovers unique music from current and well-known Welsh language artists.
One gets to hear artists such as Gwenno, Colorama and 9Bach to mention a few, who opt for a minority language over the industry’s anglophone default setting. An insight into a country on the fringes. Of a language that is fighting for survival.

Gruffydd Davies has over 20 years of experience in producing music programmes in Wales, working with every genre and style of music, from Welsh folk (9bach/Calan) pop (Gwenno/Gorky’s) and classical – Bryn Terfel. 'Anorac' is his first feature documentary.

Produced by: Boom Cymru
Producer: Gruffydd Davies
Director of Photography: Joni Cray
Sound: Jules Davies
Edited by: Madoc Roberts
Music by: 9Bach, Super Furry Animals, Gwenno, Colorama, Georgia Ruth
Contact: Boom Cymru