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Sleep Furiously

Sleep Furiously
  • 2007
  • UK
  • 94 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Gideon Koppel

Filmmaker Koppel spent nine months observing the rituals and traditions of the inhabitants of the Welsh hill farming village Trefeurig, although this documentary is far from conventional: there's no voice-over, there are very few 'characters', and the connections between the vignettes of everyday existence are rarely spelt out. A quietly compelling and melancholic portrait of life in a Welsh rural community.

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Sleep Furiously

28 May 20094 stars

The title comes from a phrase created by Noam Chomsky, meaning words that are grammatically correct yet semantically nonsensical. Giddeon Koppel’s film is no scathing polemic however, but rather a quietly compelling and melancholic portrait of life in a…

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