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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Karl Francis

Over the last 30 years, Karl Francis has become the leading Welsh film and television director and producer with films that are keenly awaited in his home country and shown to great acclaim at festivals around the world. He has always remained rooted firmly outside of the establishment, even, arguably during his stint as Head of Drama at BBC Wales. ??He has maintained a determined independence and his films often savagely criticise the institutions which run Welsh political and cultural life. He has always been defiantly unfashionable, a film maker whose prime concern is content over style. His films often display a very real cinematic sense – but Karl Francis is a determined realist. He has always been a shamelessly partisan film maker.