Directed by Jeppe Rønde • Drama • With Hannah Murray, Josh O'Connor, Adrian Rawlins • 2016 • 104 minutes
The story of the film is based on a mysterious suicide cluster that took place in Bridgend County, a small former coal-mining province in Wales. Between December 2007 and January 2012 seventy-nine suicides were officially committed in the area. Most of the victims were teenagers, they hanged themselves and left no suicide notes. Danish documentary filmmaker Jeppe Ronde followed the teenagers from the area for six years and wrote the script based on their life stories.
BRIDGEND is Ronde's fiction film debut. It is entirely shot on location in Wales, with many of the local teenagers casted as actors.
"A studied look at the Bridgend suicide incidents, capturing the intoxicating effects of cults and Wales' beauty perfectly."—Cineuropa