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About the Film.
or small town nightmare?
In a Welsh mountain town, a group of teenagers attempt to make an art film. The year is 1999 and Ifan (Xander Harvey) is one year away from leaving college. Ifan is an amateur filmmaker and photographer and is starring as himself in an art film for his filmmaker friend Taliesin (Sebastiano Kiniger). Taliesin persuades Ifan to enlist his classmate Cai (Clark Bennett) to star alongside him. A troubled friendship develops between the boys as Ifan is exposed to a darker underworld forcing him to confront his fears about love, sexuality and escaping his small town life. Soon the lines between film and reality blur, tearing Ifan’s world apart.
The Rose Cycle is Xander Harvey's feature-film debut. Made over three years between 2017 and 2019, the film stars and is written and directed by Harvey. Co-starring are Harvey’s longtime friends and muses Eleanor Grey and Clark Bennett. The film began as a series of interlinked short films shot between 2014 and 2017, the project was the developed into a feature-length narrative film with help from Producer and Production Manager Leo Hayes.
[Filler text by Jonathan Williams. Full synopsis and production details to be added early 2020. Thank you for your patience.]