THE D-TRILOGY by Gareth Jones – DVD Box Set Now Available
DELIGHT is the second in a trilogy of feature films by Gareth Jones exploring the connections between creativity and libido.
Having probed the terrors of writer’s block in DESIRE, Jones turns his attention to another creative impasse: the human cost of journalistic reportage.
“Balibar is great…and Wales looks lovely.” Total Film
“…oozes onscreen chemistry… The directing, the cinematography, the script and the performances wonderfully convey the troubled Echo and the desperate Zac who are both trying to find meaning and love in each other.” The Upcoming
“…intelligent, ambitious, and thought provoking.” Buzzmag.co.uk
“…nice to see a British indie director making films about things other than boozy stags and gangster scrags.” Cine-Vue.com
Stranded in a remote Welsh village, a former war photographer’s intense love affair with a younger man propels her into exorcising the ghosts of her past.
Echo goes looking for her one-time lover and comrade-in-arms, only to fall into a passionate relationship with his son. But sexual abandon triggers the unravelling of a trauma she has long buried for the sake of her children, which now threatens to tear their lives apart. Can eros bring a healing of trauma, or merely its repetition?
Filmed in Ceredigion, mid-Wales, August 2012.
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DELIGHT had its world première in competition at Moscow International Film Festival, June 2013, where it was nominated for the Golden St George, with a UK Première at Cambridge Film Festival. The film has screened at arts cinemas across the UK. For details of all screenings click here.
Length/format: 101′ feature/Red Scarlet/DCP
Genre: Love story
Script: Gareth Jones
Director: Gareth Jones
Producer: Fiona Howe
Cast: Jeanne Balibar, Gavin Fowler, Tim Dutton, Eiry Thomas, Sue Jones Davies, Iestyn Jones, Naomi Everson, Pandora Jones, Raphael Jones, Rupert Allan
Executive Producers: Anna Holburn, Marie Howe, David John, Mamta Kaash, Sarah Rouche, Steve White
Associate Producers: Alex Ryle, Rupert Allan
Director of Photography: Alex Ryle
Production Designer: Rupert Allan
Sound Recordist: Charlie Weisfeld
Picture Editor: George Pursall
Sound Editor: Richard Chesebrough
Music Composer: Fiona Howe
Music Mix/Whisper Track Design: James Bell
Costume Designer: Andrea Wiltshire
Make-up Designer: Victoria Poland
Colourist: Thor Janke
On-line Editor: Malcolm Ellison
Assembly Editor: Siencyn Langham
Gaffer: Dave Hutton
First Assistant Cameraman: Jason Wingrove
Second Unit Camera: Sam Christie
1st Assistant Director: Annie Dibling