The Library Suicides, directed by Euros Lyn and released in 2016, is a stylish mystery with the intrigue of family history and diaries at its core. The offbeat thriller explores the secrets and lies at the heart of storytelling, and asks who has the right to tell the story...
The National Library of Wales - an imposing film location
The plot of The Library Suicides centres on twin sisters (both played by Catrin Stewart) who are archivists at the National Library of Wales. They are devastated by the death of their mother, celebrated author Elena Wdig (Sharon Morgan) whose final words suggest that her biographer, Eben Prydderch (Ryland Teifi) murdered her.
During one night shift at the National Library the twins set off on a quest to avenge their mother’s death, but are disrupted by night porter Dan ( Dyfan Dwyfor), who is unwillingly caught up in the saga. As with all good thrillers, things go wrong, plans are thwarted and doubts creep in. The Library Suicides makes the most of its location- the imposing National Library of Wales building that overlooks Aberystwyth. Visitors to the National Library will never be able to look at the place in the same light again.
The Library Suicides /Y Llyfrgell is TV award winning director Euros Lyn's first feature film. The screenplay of is an adaptation by Fflur Dafydd of her National Eisteddfod prizewinning novel Y Llyfrgell. There are two versions - filmed contemporaneously - a Welsh language and an English language version.