Welsh Cinema continued(hoping some other people may be interested);the definintive book on the subject is Dave Berry's Wales and the Cinema,1996,encyclopaedic knowledge,huge amount of research.
Hedd Wyn, and Solomon and Gaenor were both nominated for the Foreign Film Oscar(though i thought the latter dull and dour,if well-meaning),but overlooked by the British Academy/Baftas.The Baftas,and other London-based cultural awards don't seem to know Welsh culture exists.
Peter Greenaway,the international director,was born in Wales(some English film guides wrongly give this as London),of a Welsh mother.The late Richard Marquand,from Cardiff, directed Jagged Edge,and Return of the Jedi(probably the weakest of the franchise,i must admit).Roald Dahl,whose books have been filmed several times,was born in Cardiff also,of Norwegian parents.He also wrote the script for the Bond film You Only Live Twice.Terry Jones directed (and starred in) the 2 best Monty Python films.Ivor Novello was the British pre-war film heart-throb.The best-known Welsh actors are Anthony Hopkins,Richard Burton,Ray Milland,Jonathon Pryce(Brazil,etc),Timothy Dalton(James Bond),Catherine Zeta Jones,Stanley Baker(Zulu),Ioan Gruffudd.The great pioneering American director D.W.Griffith used to boast he was descended from Welsh princes.Bob Hope and Bette Davis are among the Welsh-parentage American stars.(At least 11 American presidents had Welsh roots,Frank Lloyd Wright was extremely proud of his Welshness)
Of Welsh language films,i also enjoyed Un Nos Ola Leuad/One Full Moon,and Elenya(a Welsh-Polish co-production).The Welsh-Russian animations have been quite impressive.I understand The Life Story of David Loyd George is an important recent silent discovery(i've not seen it).
Various famous films were shot in Wales,including From Russia with Love,The Vikings,Moby Dick,An American Werewolf in London,The Lion in Winter,Carry on up the Khyber(Snowdonia as India).
There,i've done my bit to put Wales on the world cinema map.I'd better stop now before i'm accused of taking over the website for nationalistic purposes,even if the site is for sharing info.on different countries' cinema.Dymuniadau Gorau.