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Brilliant: the film

Co-produced by
Fevered Sleep & Young Vic
In association with
17 Apr - 25 Oct 2015
Fevered Sleep

A Fevered Sleep film, produced in association with Fuel

Imagine it’s bedtime. Imagine it’s time to turn out the light. Imagine the universe turning, and the moon shining bright…

Brilliant is set in the magical space between wakefulness and sleep, and follows the journey of a girl who overcomes her fear of the dark.  Created especially for the very young, Brilliant is a playful and poetic adventure in a dreamlike world made of light.

Available to buy on DVD or as a download from

Brilliant was screened as part of ToddlerTime at Picturehouses around the UK from May 2014.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England with additional support from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.



"This exquisite piece more than lives up to its name."

The Guardian

"★★★★ A luminous production that holds children fascinated in its grasp."

Time Out

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