Gruff Rhys beams himself to Patagonia, on the trail of a distant relative.
With: Gruff Rhys, Tony da Gatorra, King Creosote
One of Gruff Rhys’ most vivid childhood memories is seeing a man in a cape playing South American songs in Welsh on S4C. Ever since he discovered that this troubadour, Rene Griffiths, was a distant relative, Rhys has been fascinated by the story of how Welsh communities sprang up in the badlands of Patagonia. In Separado! he takes a break from Super Furry Animals, dons a shiny red helmet, and beams himself across the Atlantic in search of this hidden history. An affecting, inventive road-movie.
Dir: Dylan Goch & Gruff Rhys UK 2009, 86 mins