Sleep Furiously, DVD  DVD

Sleep Furiously DVD

Directed by Gideon Koppel


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Gideon Koppel directs this poetically-rendered portrait of Trefeurig, the small farming community in mid-Wales where he grew up.

On a practical level, the isolated rural community struggles for survival as the local primary school is threatened with closure, traditional farming methods are rendered non-viable and key services disappear - but the community spirit and strong connection with nature ensure that many of the more intrinsic aspects of the old way of life are kept alive.

Reminiscent of the works of Dylan Thomas in its subtle portrayal of rural life, the film combines striking cinematography with an ambient electronic soundtrack by Aphex Twin to pay homage to the filmmaker's birthplace and a way of life that could soon die out altogether.