House of America

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House of America
House of America (1997 movie poster).jpg
Directed by Marc Evans
Produced by Sheryl Crown
Hans de Weers
David Green
Gina Carter
Written by Edward Thomas
Starring Siân Phillips
Matthew Rhys
Steven Mackintosh
Lisa Palfrey
Music by John Cale[1]
Cinematography Pierre Aim
Edited by Michiel Reichwein
Distributed by First Independent Films
Release date
  • 10 October 1997 (1997-10-10) (UK)
Running time
95 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

House of America is a 1997 British film directed by Marc Evans. The film, set in a depressed Welsh mining town, centres on a dysfunctional family unit of brothers Boyo and Sid, their sister Gwenny and their controlling mother. The film tackles issues such as Welsh identity, its need for indigenous heroes and the nation's perceived inferiority complex.[2]

The film was the theatrical debut for director Marc Evans, and the film won him the 'Best Directorial Debut' award at the Stockholm International Film Festival. The film also took four awards at the 1998 BAFTA Cymru awards.



  1. ^ Werksman, Hans Timeline: 1997 Fear is a man's best friend
  2. ^ Davies, John; Jenkins, Nigel; Menna, Baines; Lynch, Peredur I., eds. (2008). The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. p. 377. ISBN 978-0-7083-1953-6.

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