Y Llyfrgell / The Library Suicides

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

Writer: Fflur Dafydd
Director: Euros Lyn
Costume: Dawn Thomas-Mondo
Filming Location / Set in:
Language: chysylltiadau
Production Company: Ffilm Ffolyn
Gyda chefnogaeth: Ffilm Cymru Wales

Production Details

Music composed by: Dru Master

Technical Details 

Length: 87 minutes
Certificate: 15
Festivals: Edinburgh Film Festival
Format: DCP, DVD, VOD


Dyddiad: 5th August 2016, Available now on VOD (Amazon Prime, BFI Player, Sky Store, iTunes)


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

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!”

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

Distributor: Thunderbird Releasing (last known)
Contact: dave.woodward@thunderbirdreleasing.com (last known)