WNO Filmmaker in Residence Screening

Welsh National Opera and Ffilm Cymru Wales present an exclusive screening of the work of WNO Filmmaker in Residence, Carys Lewis.

As the Filmmaker in Residence Carys has created and directed a trilogy of short narrative films, each influenced by themes highlighted in WNO’s Autumn 2017 Russian Revolution Season; Eugene Onegin, Khovanshchina and From the House of the Dead. The films are an artistic response to the operas and revisit these classic stories through a modern lens.


Written by Syrian artist Kinana Issa, the film explores the themes of liberation and captivity. It follows a woman whose journey of immigration is over, but whose suffering continues. The story gives voice to women who have been impacted by immigration.


Gram Girl

Follows the late night adventures of a young woman who has become obsessed by her Instagram persona. The film delves into the overly curated world that we produce from our everyday lives.



Focuses on the political unrest, racial and gender tension that is giving rise to alt-right groups like the ‘Proud Boys’. The film is inspired by an interview taken of the individuals who helped organise the riot in Charlottesville and explores how these violent fringe groups are revolting against progressive movements.

The screening on 15th November at Cardiff Cineworld will be followed by a short Q& A session with the filmmaker. Book your free place here.

The WNO Filmmaker in Residence programme was supported by Ffilm Cymru Wales with National Lottery funding through the BFI Welsh Talent Network.