A film by valleys directors shot in a language they did not understand with orphaned children has won an award.Read more
A film written in English by Welshmen and shot in Poland is up for two international awards.
“The Bench - Your Every Thought is Mine” is up for two awards at a London international film festival on Saturday. And it is “international” in many senses - written by three Welsh people from Blaenau Gwent in English. But after problems of shooting in the valleys, they changed the script to Polish and filmed in Legnica, using schoolchildren who had never acted. Writer Kevin Phillips said it would be “a miracle” if it wins as it was put together for £4,000 and comes up against big budget films from the USA and Japan.
Five people have been seriously injured on the A1 highway near Lodz in central Poland.