Sleep Has Her House (2017)
- Directed by Scott Barley
- No Dialogue
- United Kingdom
The shadows of screams climb beyond the hills. It has happened before, but this will be the last time. The last few sense it, withdrawing deep into the forest. They cry out into the black as the shadows pass away and into the ground.
In a world seemingly devoid of human beings and inhabited by only a select few animals, an undefined presence manifests, embodied as the wind. It passes through the valley, the lake and the woods, leaving only mysterious deaths in its wake. As the night creeps in, the supernatural forces at work embed themselves into the natural – with apocalyptic consequences.
Mixing still photography, hand-drawn images and long, static live-action takes, Sleep Has Her House is a richly contemplative, hypnotic experience, akin to a painting that moves.
Includes an introduction by Professor Sean Cubitt.