A meditative study of a small farming community in mid-Wales that observes the rhythms of country life. It is a life that’s changing—the local school is about to close, mechanisation is replacing the old ways, congregations are dwindling, but the village show and the sheepdog trials carry on.
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My original quite lengthy review has been deleted so suffice to say this film deserves quiet concentration and deep respect- it's certainly one of the best documentaries made in Wales and I picked it for our 2nd Mubi world cup.
Welsh village Trefeurig, main character of the film, looks like a place from a dream. Peaceful and calm, the rhythm of the film puts you almost in a meditative state, making you feel the soul of the place. Nostalgic and with funny moments, Sleep furiously is not a film, but an experience.
I really like the filming style. It is amazing work. Unfortunately I was not really able to connect with the content.. Feel like a bit of a idealization/romanticization of rural life. However I never lived like that before so it's hard to tell. I am a big fan of simplicity and using of natural light. I think this film worth watching.