Sleep Furiously

Oct 09 - Oct 14, 2010

(Gideon Koppel, UK, 2008, 35mm, 94 min)

Seattle Premiere

This delicate, tonally complex documentary by Gideon Koppel is a love-letter to Trefeurig, the Welsh farming community in Ceredigion where he grew up, and where his parents found refuge from Nazi Germany. A poetic and profound study of rural Wales, Sleep Furiously paints a magical portrait of the Welsh hamlet as the population grows older, the local primary school faces closure and the mobile library resists a move into the 21st century.
Intertwined with an original soundtrack by Aphex Twin, the film is soul-stirring in a way reminiscent of the touching French documentary To Be And To Have.

"A loving portrait of place... [Koppel's] poetic essay is suffused with a melancholy awareness that Trefeurig is steadily, quietly becoming a ghost town," —Seattle Weekly
"A visual ode to an all-but-forgotten way of life" —Seattle Times

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