SCREENING: Sleep furiously and Q+A
31 Mar 2014 9:00PM - 31 Mar 2014 10:31PM
: ...with Gideon Koppel presented by Belfast Film Festival and Queen’s Film Studies
Gideon Koppel’s Sleep furiously - with a soundtrack by Aphex Twin - was one of the most critically acclaimed British films of the year, winning The 2010 Guardian First Feature Film Award. Influenced by his conversations with the writer Peter Handke, the film maker leads us on a poetic and profound journey into a world of endings and beginnings; a world of stuffed owls, sheep and fire. Profound and utterly beguiling...on the surface it seems no more than a series of carefully chosen moments from the year in the life of a small rural community in Trefeurig in mid-Wales...it is simply – and it is simple in its sly way – a mutely gorgeous, moving and deeply poetic work of art...
Now more than ever we need films like this: grave, measured, subtly comic and beautifully wrought, free of polemic and yet offering a new way of seeing that is as old
: Queen's Film Theatre