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Sleep Furiously

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Synopsis

Sleep Furiously is set in a small farming community in mid Wales, about 50 miles north of Dylan Thomas’ fictional village of Llareggub, a place where Koppel’s parents – both refugees – found a home. This is a landscape and population that is changing rapidly as small scale agriculture is disappearing and the generation who inhabited a pre-mechanised world is dying out.

The central character in the film is John Jones who, once-a-month, drives the library van around the Trefeurig community, from farm to farm, collecting and delivering books. This bright yellow van becomes both literally and metaphorically a vehicle of stories – stories which take us on a poetic and profound journey into a world of endings and beginnings; a world of stuffed owls, sheep and fire. Allied to a soundtrack by the revered electronic musician Aphex Twin Sleep Furiously has been described as 'lyrical film making at its best'.

Details

Year
2010
Type of film
Features
Running Time
94 mins
Format
super 16mm - 35mm
Director
Gideon Koppel 1st Feature
Producer
Serge Lalou, Mike Figgis
Editor
Mario Battistel
Director of Photography
Gideon Koppel
Sound
Chris King
Music
Aphex Twin
Location Sound Supervisor
Joakim Sundström

Production Company

Bard Entertainments Ltd
Van Film Ltd