Bridgend

World Narrative Competition

North American Premiere

Denmark | 105 MINUTES

BRIDGEND

Drama
When a police investigator is tasked with investigating a recent string of unexplained tragedies, he arrives in the notorious Welsh county of Bridgend with his daughter Sara (Hannah Murray). Naïve and curious, Sara slowly works her way in with a clique of wild teenagers and discovers what bonds them together so tightly—the ritualistic celebration of their friends’ suicides. Initially frightened by the revelation, her eventual participation in this peculiar observance is cemented when she falls in love with Jamie (Josh O’Connor), another member of the menacing group. The unrelenting darkness that engulfs her peers encroaches on Sara, tainting her relationship with her father and threatening her sanity.

Director Jeppe Rønde's debut film is based on a real-life town, which has baffled the world by recording at least 79 suicides since 2007. Darkly lush scenes set in the Welsh countryside are juxtaposed with claustrophobic village twists and turns, creating a sophisticated and gothic depiction of the Bridgend mystery.

—Liza Domnitz

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CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Jeppe Rønde

Danish director Jeppe Rønde’s first feature, Jerusalem My Love, won numerous international prizes. His second feature, The Swenkas, won him the title of Best International director at Toronto, a Robert (a Danish Oscar), and a European Film Award nomination.
Director
Jeppe Rønde
Screenwriter
Jeppe Rønde, Torben Bech, Peter Asmussen
Producer
Michel Schønnemann, Malene Blenkov
Editor
Oliver Bugge Coutté
Associate Producer
Jason Botkin
Cinematographer
Magnus Jønck
Co-Producer
Magne Lyngner
Cast
Hannah Murray, Josh O'Connor, Adrian Rawlins, Patricia Potter, Nia Roberts, Steven Waddington

CONTACTS

Press Contact
Christine Richardson
Tribeca Film Festival
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New Europe Film Sales
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Print Source
Malene Vincent
Danish Film Institute
Copenhagen , 1123
Phone: +45 3374 3598
maleneiv@dfi.dk
International Sales Contact
Jan Naszewski
New Europe Film Sales
Warsaw, 00-718
Phone: +48 600 173 205
jan@neweuropefilmsales.com