CELTIC MEDIA FESTIVAL
4 - 6 JUNE
Bringing to life that ‘queer sultry summer’ of 1953, this ground-breaking film unravelled the story behind Sylvia Plath’s seminal novel. Capturing the struggles of an ambitious young woman’s attempts to deal with the constraints of 1950s America, the brights lights of New York dim, turn to depression and attempted suicide. The film wove together the autobiographical narrative of the book with testimony from Plath’s friends and contemporaries – many of whom were speaking publically for the first time. We also heard from Plath’s daughter who gave her first – and only – interview about her mother. The film used stunning archive to recreate the world in which Plath produced her finest work.