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April 14, 2011

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bob posted some stills from a favorite film of mine today, called “sleep furiously”, a documentary of a rural town in wales. it reminded me that i’ve been meaning to recommend it here.  it’s a melancholy story, but stunningly beautiful, meditative and quietly elegant. the thing about the film that i really enjoy is the pace – it captures certain rhythms of rural daily life in a way that appeals to me … almost reassuring, if that makes any sense. it’s a very inspiring film.

here is the trailer and here is one of my favorite scenes.

  1. April 14, 2011 5:03 pm

    i will watch it.

  2. April 14, 2011 5:08 pm

    The lighting of the first photo is impeccable.

  3. Jack permalink
    April 14, 2011 5:23 pm

    brb, off to make a rhubarb crumble

  4. April 14, 2011 10:08 pm

    The film looks really interesting, and reminds me in pace of “Etre et Avoir”. It’s a French documentary (shot in 2002) following a primary school teacher and his kids in rural france, it’s wonderful. Here’s the trailer:

  5. April 15, 2011 2:02 am

    that bed looks so cosy.

  6. Andrea permalink
    April 15, 2011 5:49 pm

    Thank you. This film looks intriguing. Love that lady’s sheets blowing and her clothesline propper-upper.

  7. April 15, 2011 7:00 pm

    Thank you for the recommend. Definitely something I’ll watch this weekend. :) I love the simplicity of that second picture. The lines and textures going through it. Wonderful.

  8. April 15, 2011 9:31 pm

    What a lovely film. The rhythm is therapeutic…like yoga, maybe. Or waves lapping at the seaside. Something else I can’t quite identify. You always bring the best links…AND photos. Thanks for remembering us.

  9. April 16, 2011 3:21 pm

    wow, that movie looks interesting.
    the clip you shared SO reminds me of my mother. she’s still baking furiously, even now all us kids have left home.

    thanks for sharing it here.

  10. April 17, 2011 7:58 pm

    beautiful photographs!!

  11. April 17, 2011 9:42 pm

    I love the first image – the light, the plants, the food and especially the white tiles!

  12. April 18, 2011 9:19 am

    I’ve just added the documentary to my rental list- hope it comes soon

  13. April 18, 2011 11:37 pm

    Sleep furiously, what a great title! :)

  14. April 21, 2011 7:56 pm

    Thank you for linking to this movie. I will definitely look it up. So beautiful.

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