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Wales’ triumphant performance in the Euros last year feels like a distant dream, and we still almost can’t believe it. If you want to relive their historic victory, this film will definitely succeed in doing so. Following the epic journey of Chris Coleman’s side, this film will bring back memories that will last a lifetime. Named after the song bellowed by Welsh football fans across France in the Euros Don’t Take Me Home, this film made by Welsh film-maker John Owen (Svengali, I Believe in Miracles) shows how the manager, players and fans carried Wales into the semi-finals.

Wales had failed for 60 years to qualify for any major football tournament, making this is a true underdog story, and as the Welsh side continued to reach miraculous heights in France, so did the number of Welsh supporters. Watch as fans travel to France in their thousands, to fill stadiums and take their place in the red wall. Don’t Take Me Home isn’t your average rags to riches story, as Portugal sadly beat us in the semis, but this inspirational tale shows how a squad came together after the tragedy of previous manager, Gary Speed’s death. When Chris Coleman stepped into the shoes of his best friend as manager two years ago, the Welsh squad couldn’t foresee the impact they would make in the Euros 2016. Not only did they beat the biggest team in the world, but also the favourites at quarter-finals. The team brought a nation together, with the tagline ‘together stronger’ being used throughout the tournament, this is a testament to what can be achieved when we unite.

Capture the greatest moments in history of Welsh football on the big screen across cinemas in Wales. The film will be released across the UK on Fri 3 Mar, but if you can’t wait until then, like us, there will be limited screenings taking place on St David’s Day. A perfect boost for anyone still saddened by the English defeat in the rugby.  

Don’t Take Me Home. Opens Fri 3 Mar. Info: www.dont-take-me-home.com

words CADI JONES

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