Solomon and Gaenor


1h 42m 1999

Brief Synopsis

Set in a Welsh mining community in 1911, a young Jewish boy falls in love with a Welsh girl. Solomon, a displaced Jew is forced to hide his true identity and turn his back on his faith and family in the pursuit of true love. Gaenor, a gentle and obedient chapel girl, scandalizes her community by pur

Film Details

Also Known As
Solomon a Gaenor
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Arts Council of England; Film4 Productions; Filmfour; Filmfour International; S4c
Distribution Company
Roxie Releasing; Sony Pictures Classics; Film4 Productions; Filmfour; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

Synopsis

Set in a Welsh mining community in 1911, a young Jewish boy falls in love with a Welsh girl. Solomon, a displaced Jew is forced to hide his true identity and turn his back on his faith and family in the pursuit of true love. Gaenor, a gentle and obedient chapel girl, scandalizes her community by pursuing her love for Solomon. When Gaenor discovers she is having a baby, their families make every effort to keep them apart.

Crew

Claire Alan

Script Editor (English)

Fiona Alderson

Other

Rupert Allen

Production Runner

Rory Armstrong

Dressing Props

Howard Arundel

1st Assistant Director

Stephen Ballinger

Rigger Driver

Stuart Barrell

Other

Jane Beard

Daily Makeup Effects

Paul Biggs

Standby Props

Pat Boxshall

Sound Editor

Andy Bradford

Fight Arranger

Andy Brown

Other

Maxine Brown

Costume Designer

Ian Burlingham

Lawyer To The Production

Alison Callaghan

Costume Assistant

Sheryl Crown

Producer

Barry Davies

Yiddish Consultant

Catherine Davies

Daily Makeup Effects

Chris Davies

Electrician

Elaine Day

Other

Annie Dibbling

Camera Trainee

Andy Dixon

Other

Richard Dyer

Sound Recordist

Bethan Eames

Other

Paul Edwards

Steadicam Operator

Jennie Evans

Sound Editor

David Green

Executive Producer

Dai Hopkins

Grip

Nicolette Howard

Producer'S & Director'S Assistant

Jonathan Hunter

3rd Assistant Director

Maurice Hunter

Line Producer

Mark Hutchings

Best Boy

Geraldine Jeffers

Publicist

Gruffudd Jones

Script Editor (Welsh Language)

Huw Penallt Jones

Assistant Location Manager

Huw Jones

Assistant Location Manager

Llinos Wyn Jones

Continuity

Menna Jones

Production Coordinator

Nina Kellgren

Director Of Photography

Steve Lawes

Other

Derek Lloyd

Make-Up Assistant

Danny Longhurst

Supervising Sound Editor

Sheri Lund

Costume Assistant

Wayne Maggs

Other

Joan Mccann

Casting Director

David Mellor

Production Accountant

Robert Milton

Electrician

Paul Morrison

Screenwriter

Bryan Moses

Location Manager

Michael Mustafi

Prosthetic Makeup Effects

Ron Muston

Other

Chris Nixon

Post-Production Supervisor

Nicole Northridge

Assistant Art Director

Paul O'neill

Grip

Paul O'neill

Grip

David Owen

Camera Driver

Angharad Owens

Assistant Editor

Vicki Page

Wardrobe Mistress

Phil Payter

Stand-By Carpenter

Frazer Pearce

Art Director

Hayden Pearce

Production Designer

Glyn Phillips

Rigger Driver

Nerys Phillips

3rd Assistant Director

Andy Porter

Executive Producer

Chris Redman

Daily Makeup Effects

Gill Rees

Makeup Designer

Richard Reeve

Special Effects

Adrian Rhodes

Dubbing Mixer

Addrian Rogers

Unit Photographer

Kevin Rudge

Other

Ilona Sekacz

Music

Andy Simmons

Stand-By Carpenter

Alan Stewart

2nd Unit Cameraman (2nd Unit)

Phil Symes

Publicist

Andrew Taylor

Gaffer

Peter Thornton

2nd Unit Cameraman (2nd Unit)

Mark Tilly

Specials Photographer

Julie Van Praag

Daily Makeup Effects

Jeff Welsh

Boom Operator

Mike Weston

Construction Manager

Ray Weston

Other

Ros Wilkins

Daily Makeup Effects

Tony Wilks

Stand-By Carpenter

Diane Williams

Other

Jon Williams

1st Assistant Camera

Rhian Williams

2nd Assistant Director

Matthew Woolf

Other

Film Details

Also Known As
Solomon a Gaenor
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Arts Council of England; Film4 Productions; Filmfour; Filmfour International; S4c
Distribution Company
Roxie Releasing; Sony Pictures Classics; Film4 Productions; Filmfour; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

Award Nominations

Best Foreign Language Film

1999

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Film at the 2000 Nantucket Film Festival.

Released in United States February 1999

Released in United States June 2000

Released in United States October 1999

Released in United States on Video January 30, 2001

Released in United States Summer August 25, 2000

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (market) February 10-21, 1999.

Shown at Florida Film Festival june 8-19, 2000.

Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 7-17, 1999.

Shown at Nantucket Film Festival June 21-25, 2000.

Feature directorial debut for Paul Morrison.

Began shooting March 22, 1998.

Completed shooting April 25, 1998.

Released in United States on Video January 30, 2001

Released in United States February 1999 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (market) February 10-21, 1999.)

Released in United States June 2000 (Shown at Florida Film Festival june 8-19, 2000.)

Released in United States June 2000 (Shown at Nantucket Film Festival June 21-25, 2000.)

Released in United States Summer August 25, 2000

Released in United States October 1999 (Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 7-17, 1999.)