A Press release from Screen Cornwall announces that a series of short films featuring Cornish speakers is now available for the first time on BBC iPlayer.
The four films were commissioned through FylmK, a project by Screen Cornwall and Cornwall Council, as a way to support increased use of Kernewek. All four have since won awards at film festivals.
The short dramas, which have English subtitles, were written and produced by Cornish film makers and writers. They cover a range of themes including a night out in Penzance, family friction in Porthleven, and a time-travelling alien in Goonhilly.
See more about each of the films below. YN MOR (At Sea) – 2018
In a fishing town in Cornwall, a fractured relationship between a father and daughter begins to splinter further as she dreams of leaving the village behind. Written and directed by Zoe Alker. Watch Yn Mor here
AN TAROW (The Bull) – 2019
When his daydreams become inextricably woven with reality, a quiet young boy finds courage from his mother’s Cornish tales to confront his abusive father. Written by Samuel J. Chessell, directed by Jonny Dry. Watch An Tarow here
MOWES (Lass) – 2020
Jan works at her father’s old fashioned clothing shop but her life is about to change when singer Helen comes in to buy a suit. Written and directed by Bryher Flanders. Watch Mowes here.
KESTAV (Contact) – 2020
A Cornish-speaking alien returns to Earth with the mortal remains of a 10th century pilgrim, and demands to speak with Jenna Gwennap. Written and directed by Christopher Morris. Watch Kestav here