sleep furiously. (2011)

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Critic Consensus: This poetic and tender portrait of a Welsh village is a slow moving yet elegantly accomplished British documentary.


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Sleep Furiously is set in a small farming community in mid Wales, about 50 miles north of Dylan Thomas' fictional village of Llareggub - and there is a sense in which this is a film 'for' Dylan Thomas, if not a contemporary translation of 'Under Milk Wood'. This is a place where Koppel's parents - both refugees - found a home. It 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. … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for sleep furiously.

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (6)

"Sleep Furiously" is a lovely film, but maddeningly complacent.

Full Review… | August 11, 2011
Chicago Sun-Times
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Ultimately, the first impression given - of a place both familiar and strange - is the only impression offered. It's not enough.

Full Review… | July 29, 2011
New York Times
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Gideon Koppel's free-form portrait of a Welsh farming community may be the most subtly poetic piece of cine-anthropology to come down the pike in eons.

Full Review… | July 27, 2011
Time Out
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A lingering, mildly lyrical look at village life.

Full Review… | July 26, 2011
Village Voice
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This film is best taken as a visual ode to an all-but-forgotten way of life.

Full Review… | October 7, 2010
Seattle Times
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This is as fully formed and unique a debut movie as you could ever hope to see.

Full Review… | May 29, 2009
Time Out
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Audience Reviews for sleep furiously.

Lyrical , poetic, impressionistic picture of rural Welsh life which oozes warm emotion from every frame. Ode to a way of life that is disappearing day by day. That feeling of sad nostalgia never overwhelms the director, though and he has crafted a thing of beauty.

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