Summary: “Sleep Furiously” is set in a small farming community in Wales, about 50 miles from Dylan Thomas’ fictional village of Llareggub. 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 Jewish 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-mechanized world is dying out. Gideon Koppel leads us on a poetic journey into a world of endings and beginnings; a world of stuffed owls, sheep and fire featuring an inventive soundtrack by renowned musician Aphex Twin.
by on July 12, 2011