On Bear Ridge review: bleak laughs in a Welsh dystopia
Snow falling on jagged rocks, a barren storefront and piled up remnants of old furniture – Ed Thomas’s On Bear Ridge is not exactly a cheery production.
It begins with Rhys Ifans awakening on the ground in the snow, and babbling incomprehensibly. From there on, it mostly gets more strange and more bleak. There are, however, gleaming moments of humour, thanks especially to a very talented cast.
The plot, such as there is one, revolves around a couple who are the last people in a deserted, mountain-top village in a dystopian, war-torn Wales (though the country is not explicitly named). Alone,... read more
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