Resistance hits screens

Owen Sheers’s debut novel arrives in cinemas in November

Andrea Riseborough stars as Sarah Lewis in Resistance (Photo credit Jules Heath)

Written in Wales, filmed in Wales, and now with its premiere in Wales; Owen Sheers’s Resistance comes to cinemas on 25 November.

The book has received praise since its release in 2007, and the film already has positive reviews. It features a Welsh cast of varying fame, and as Sheers says, “As a Welshman, watching the scene between Michael [Sheen] and Iwan [Rheon] was especially exciting – two generations of excellent Welsh actors in the same shot.”

Sheers hopes to work on another literary adaptation with Resistance director Amit Gupta. Next time though, says Sheers, it won’t be his own book. “I enjoy writing the most when I have the most to learn, and having had a taste of screenwriting I’m very keen to continue.”