“Hannah Murray is excellent! This is ripped-from-the-headlines cinema reformulated as real-world horror film, with a shivery stylistic nod to the crime drama of (filmmaker) Ronde’s homeland.” - Guy Lodge, Variety
"Haunting! (Hanna) Murray’s Tribeca win for Best Actress is well deserved. A provocative film that eventually blazes to a searing finish.”
-Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist
“15 Must-See Movies at Tribeca Film Festival 2015. While the movie could have played the story for cheap creeps, (Filmmaker) Ronde instead puts a sharp focus on how its heroine’s natural adolescent confusion, romanticism and sadness are magnified by the continuing loss of her peers.” - Rolling Stone
"4 STARS! Bridgend is a compelling film that should not be missed.”
-Carole Di Tosti, Blogcritics.com
“Throughout, (Filmmaker) Ronde’s visuals are intense and exhilarating.”
-Fionnuala Halligan, Screendaily
"An intimate look at an ongoing tragedy" - Film School Rejects.
TIME OUT’s list of best films at the Tribeca Film Festival #5 - “Jeppe Rønde’s starkly involving dramatization feels like a Joy Division dirge come to life. A starkly involving dramatization.” -Joshua Rothkopf & David Ehrlich, Time Out NY
“A studied look at the Bridgend suicide incidents, capturing the intoxicating effects of cults and Wales' beauty perfectly." -Thomas Humphrey, Cineuropa
A police investigator is sent to investigate a recent spate of unexplained suicides in the depressed Welsh town of Bridgend with his daughter Sara. Seeking to rid herself of her outsider status, Sara befriends a clique of rowdy teenagers whose cultish and wild behaviors take them into the forest where they strip and baptize themselves in inexplicably ritualistic bonding celebrations of their peers’ suicides. Although initially shocked and repulsed by this, Sara slowly gets pulled in when she falls for Jamie, a potentially dangerous member of the group. The unrelenting darkness that has mysteriously engulfed her peers begins to overtake Sara’s world view and unravel not only her close relationship with her father but her own sanity as well.