Y LLYFRGELL / The Library Suicides

By FHW Roald Dahl Admin
Image: © Warren Orchard
Image: © Warren Orchard


"There’s plenty to admire about this nifty, twisty Welsh-language thriller from director Euros Lyn." - Little White Lies


When famous author Elena Wdig commits suicide, her twin daughters, librarians Nan and Ana, are lost without her. As Elena’s final words suggest that her biographer, Eben murdered her, the twins set off on a murderous quest to avenge their mother’s death at the National Library of Wales, but are soon disrupted by night porter Dan, who is unwillingly caught up in the saga. Directed by the multi-BAFTA-award winning Euros Lyn, inspired by Fflur Dafydd’s bestselling novel, and starring Catrin Stewart in her first Welsh-language role, this offbeat thriller, set in one of the most iconic building in Wales, explores the secrets and lies at the heart of storytelling, and asks who, if anyone, has the right to tell the story. 

Welsh Connections

Welsh writer: Fflur Dafydd

Welsh director: Euros Lyn

Shot in Wales: Aberystwyth

Set in Wales: Aberystwyth

Welsh language

Supported by Ffilm Cymru Wales



Date: 5th August 2016

Running time: 87 minutes

Certificate: 15

Festivals: Edinburgh Film Festival

Booking details

Contact: dave.woodward@thunderbirdreleasing.com


The Library Suicides is the third film to go into production from Ffilm Cymru Wales’ emerging talent scheme Cinematic. Read more here

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Exhibitor feedback

This film was screened for members at one of our Welsh Film Preview Days. Here is their feedback:

Average rating: 4/5

“… very well-made and interesting…”

“Great film! - with the added advantage that is has local relevance”

“Excellent film, a real audience pleaser - great story and performances and original” “Excellent to see a Welsh language film on release, and an exciting one too! Very pleased, and looking forward to screening it!”



This is film is covered by our Made In Wales strategy, which means if you an a Welsh exhibitor you may be eliable to submit a proposal for support. For more information click here.