THE SKY TREMBLES AND THE EARTH IS AFRAID AND THE TWO EYES ARE NOT BROTHERS
Location: Filmtheater ‘t Hoogt
GB 2015, 100 MIN., 35 MM.
Adapting Paul Bowles’ short story A Distant Episode to hallucinatory effect, this is a gorgeous, nightmarish interrogation of the power and ethics of filmmaking.
Ben Rivers― Artist
Ben Rivers is an artist and experimental filmmaker based in London. His work has been shown in many film festivals and galleries around the world and has won numerous awards. His work ranges from themes about exploring unknown wilderness territories to candid and intimate portrayals of real-life subjects. Rivers’ practice as a filmmaker treads a line between documentary and fiction. Often following and filming people who have in some way separated themselves from society, the raw film footage provides Rivers with a starting point for creating oblique narratives imagining alternative existences in marginal worlds. Rivers uses near-antique cameras and hand develops the 16mm film, which shows the evidence of the elements it has been exposed to – the materiality of this medium forming part of the narrative. More information can be found on his website.