Set Fire to the Stars at Edinburgh Film Festival

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Elijah Wood’s drama about Welsh poet Dylan Thomas as he battled his demons in 1950s New York is set to get its world premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival next month.

It stars co-writer Celyn Jones as Thomas and Lord of the Rings actor Wood as John Malcolm Brinnin.

Many of the scenes were filmed in and around Swansea with Gloucester Place, close to Swansea Marina, being transformed into a snowy scene from 1950s New York at one point.

Set Fire To The Stars focuses on the fractious relationship between Thomas and John Malcolm Brinnin, the man who took the Welsh poet to the USA and acted as his tour agent.

Source: WalesOnline

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