The film follows Welsh pop singer Gruff Rhys while on both tour and journey to find his distant uncle and famous over night sensation from the 70s Rene Griffiths.
In this charming, meandering road trip, Super Furry Animals’ singer Gruff Rhys hijacks his own South America tour to trace the footsteps of the Welsh colonists who fled their homeland in the 19th century for Argentina. That and to hunt down fleetingly popular ’70s folk singer Rene Griffiths,a distant relative. In terms of structure that’s about it. SFA are unconventional at best and the film follows suit with Gruff’s ramshackle approach both admirable and off-putting. Part paean to the Welsh language, part tour diary, it’s a scrapbook of flickering psychedelic folk and handheld shots of a landscape speeding by. Gruff ends his tour playing his acoustic guitar to an “indifferent horse” outside the shack where Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid met their fate, an improbable if oddly fitting end to his long, strange trip.
Strange and at times a hit and miss but worth checking out if you are a fan of the music or history.