Director: Jeppe Rønde
Writer: Jeppe Rønde, Torben Bech, Peter Asmussen
Cast: Hannah Murray, Josh O'Connor, Steven Waddington, Adrian Rawlins
Duration: 1h 44min
Starring Hannah Murray (GAME OF THRONES) and Josh O'Connor (GOD'S OWN COUNTRY), BRIDGEND is a haunting mystery drama inspired by true events.
Sara and her father Dave (Steven Waddington THE IMITATION GAME) move to a small town in Bridgend County, South Wales, which has witnessed a series of suicides amongst its young inhabitants. While Dave, as the town's new police officer, investigates the deaths, Sara befriends a group of local teenagers. As her bond with the group deepens, Sara begins a dangerous love affair with Jamie, taking her towards the centre of the very investigation her father is leading.
Danish documentary filmmaker Jeppe Rønde undertook six years’ worth of research within the community in Bridgend to write the screenplay. Shot entirely on location in South-Wales, with many of the local youths appearing in the film, BRIDGEND marks Rønde’s fiction film debut. The film received its world premiere In Competition at Rotterdam International Film Festival followed by Tribeca Film Festival, where it won Best Actress (Hannah Murray), Best Cinematography and Best Editing.