Set in Welsh countryside during the 1970s, with the prospect of a long, hot summer ahead of play and friendships, four boys find their own adventure until unexpected tragedy strikes with devastating consequences. Catapulted into the adult world, they strive to take matters into their own hands. Will the boys learn the value of their childhood friendship in the face of their impending fate?
Last Summer is a powerfully emotional coming of age drama exploring the nature of growing up in a small rural community. Shot in the stunning countryside of South Wales in the summer of 2017, it marks the feature film debut of renowned TV director Jonathan Jones (Cold Feet, Northanger Abbey). It is produced by Flickerbook Features and developed with support from Ffilm Cymru Wales.
The cast includes Richard Harrington (Hinterland), Steffan Rhodri (Gavin and Stacey) Robert Wilfort (Peterloo, Wolf Hall) and Nia Roberts (Keeping Faith, Rillington Place, Hidden). It also introduces an outstanding cast of young Welsh actors including Gruffydd Weston, Rowan Jones and Christopher Benning with an astonishing performance from Noa Thomas as Davy.
Last Summer premiered at Vancouver International Film Festival to wide acclaim from critics and audience alike. With echoes of Stand By Me, Kes and The Selfish Giant, this is an atmospheric debut for emerging new Welsh talent.
Watch the full trailer here https://vimeo.com/322821373
Last Summer is set to be released in cinemas across Wales from 7th June. Venues include:
Cardiff – Chapter Arts Centre (with special cast and crew Q&A on Friday 7th June)
Cardiff – Premiere Cinema
Aberystwyth – Arts Centre
Blackwood – Maxime
Caenarfon – Galeri
Port Talbot – Reel
Pwllheli – Neuadd Dwyfor
Chester – Storyhouse Cinema (Q&A screneing with director Jon Jones, 22 Jue)
Mwyldan – Theatr Mwyldan ( from 12th July)
Oswestry – Kinoculture (from 17th July)
Clywd – Theatr Clywd (17th July)
Hereford – Courtyard (from 19th Aug)
Full update on venues, screenings and times: www.lastsummerfilm.com