Sleep Furiously

four stars out of five Pretty much an inaction movie. This is a beautiful, languid lament for a dying way of life in the Welsh hills. The sort of thing that gets looked at with nostalgia once it’s gone – but here it is, portrayed without sentimentality while it’s gasping its last breaths.

There is also a lovely feature (almost as long as the main film) where the characters get to talk about their lives. It’s a very human and tender story. Unashamed to take the slow lane in order to underscore an important – and wider – point about what makes a community and what kills one, too. Every politician should be forced to watch the mutilation of the countryside that their policies have helped to ensure.

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