Sleep Furiously

Sleep Furiously, a film by Gideon Koppel. A beautiful, poetic meditation on the rituals of a small rural community in Trefeurig, mid Wales. Koppel clearly has a personal and close relationship with this community as the intimacy in this film is one of its strengths. Koppel manages to draw us into view this small community by allowing us to just observe, to see, some of the intimate passings of everyday life and the passing of time.

Koppel has carefully chosen and beautifully shot the moments he wishes to share with the viewer. The hands of a woman baking, a boy plaiting, a line of sheep in the distance traversing a landscape, a calf being born, piglets and sheep being shorn all tied together by the mobile library van.Sleep Furiously

The film leaves you with some beautiful Morandi-esque still images with a haunting sound track from Aphex Twin. An understated masterpiece and an elegy to a disappearing world.