Set Fire to the Stars

Set Fire to the Stars 

An aspiring poet in 1950s New York has his ordered world shaken when he embarks on a week-long retreat to save his hell-raising hero, Dylan Thomas. Starring Elijah Wood and Celyn Jones.

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The strength of the performances is married to a strong script, thematically astute and subtly devastating in its own small way 

Den of Geek

Think My Week With Marilyn but with Dylan Thomas and shot in luscious black and white  

Total Film

Enthralling...the chemistry between Celyn Jones and Elijah Wood is what makes Set Fire To The Stars soar 

Movie Marker

Magnetic brilliance...has the ability to stir your deepest emotions 

HeyUGuys

This black and white masterpiece boasts a pretty dreamy cast 

I.D. Magazine

Gorgeous, evocative and well performed 

L.A. Times

...should be appreciated for its style, rigour and occasional astonishing moments of poetical majesty 

Screen International

Stylish...surreal...striking 

Empire

Unusual and powerful 

Slant Magazine

Captivating 

The Upcoming

Dynamic and truly electric performances from Elijah Wood and Celyn Jones 

Movie Review World

Electrifying...a potential break-out role for the excellent Celyn Jones 

Seensome

Evocative…melancholy…intriguing 

The Observer

A brilliant, subtle, compelling film... A searchingly thoughtful delight from start to finish 

William Boyd

It's a terrifically rounded portrait that captures both Thomas's depressive neuroses and his zest for life 

Movie Mezzanine

Illustrates the fact that you don’t have to be a musician to live the rock and roll way 

Cinema Perspective

Stylistically assured and tastefully appointed 

NPR

Haunting... subdued...unpredictable 

Seattle Times

Filmed in black and white with a light, jazzy score courtesy of Gruff Rhys, Set Fire To The Stars offers a slice of biographical remembrance 

Daily Express

Engaging and rousingly acted 

Scotsman

Nominated: Best Feature

Edinburgh International Film Festival

2014

Official Selection

Cork Film Festival

2015

Official Selection

Seattle International Film Festival

2015

Official Selection

Annapolis Film Festival

2015

Nominated: Screenwriting Award

Miami International Film Festival

2015

Nominated: Best Cinematography

BAFTA Wales Awards

2015

Winner: Best Make-Up & Hair

BAFTA Wales Awards

2015

Nominated: Best Screenwriter

BAFTA Wales Awards

2015

Nominated: Audience Award

Miami International Film Festival

2015

Nominated: Best Feature

BAFTA Wales Awards

2015

Nominated: Best Original Music

BAFTA Wales Awards

2015

Nominated: Best Production Design

BAFTA Wales Awards

2015

Nominated: Best Costume Design

BAFTA Wales Awards

2015

Nominated: Audience Award

Edinburgh International Film Festival

2014

Type Feature film
Length 97 Minutes
Rating 15
Genre Drama
Cast Elijah Wood, Celyn Jones, Steven Mackintosh, Shirley Henderson, Kevin Eldon, Kelly Reilly
Director & Writer Andy Goddard
Writer Celyn Jones
Producer AJ Riach, Andy Evans
Executive Producer Steve Clark-Hall
Language English

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