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Sleep Has Her House

Scott Barley
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A slow apocalypse observed through the lens of an iPhone 6, comprising a series of eerie postcards from the end of the world. The viewer sees landscapes of hypnotic beauty, left without a trace of humanity’s presence, let alone any semblance of classic storytelling. The last living creatures inhabiting these scenes of semi-decay are trees, rare animals and an invisible ghost that becomes more tangible with every frame. The phantom slowly gathers strength, waiting to tear this uneasy cinematic dream apart in a final, nightmarish cataclysm. Scott Barley has created one of the most original films of the last decade, using the palette of horror to unconventional effect and offering a vivid reminder that the genre of slow-burn filmmaking is greatly indebted to the slow cinema of the early 21st century. Genuine and lasting horror comes to fruition in pauses, distances and the underside of every life, and time is the greatest horror story there is.

Scott Barley is an artist-filmmaker based between Scotland and Wales, UK. His work is primarily concerned with the anthropocene, cosmology, phenomenology, and mysticism, and has been associated with the Remodernist and Slow Cinema movements. Since 2015, Barley has exclusively shot his films on iPhone.

Scott Barley is an artist-filmmaker based between Scotland and Wales, UK. His work is primarily concerned with the anthropocene, cosmology, phenomenology, and mysticism, and has been associated with the Remodernist and Slow Cinema movements. Since 2015, Barley has exclusively shot his films on iPhone.

Year:
2021
Country:
UK
Length:
90'
Language:
no dialogue
Subtitles:
Russian
Director:
Scott Barley
Script:
Scott Barley
Producer:
Scott Barley
Camera:
Scott Barley
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