Ben Rivers

  • video October 02, 2015

    Trailer for Ben Rivers’ The Sky Trembles and the Earth is Afraid and the Two Eyes are Not Brothers, 2015

    2015, 02:05

    Trailer for Ben Rivers’ The Sky Trembles and the Earth is Afraid and the Two Eyes are Not Brothers (2015). Partially inspired by Paul Bowles’ A Distant Episode, the latest feature by British filmmaker Ben Rivers (Two Years at Sea, A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness) charts a mysterious transformation from observational making-of to inventive adaptation shot against a staggering Moroccan landscape.

    To read Tony Pipolo’s review of the film, shown as part of the “Projections” sidebar at the 53rd New York Film Festival, click here.

  • video October 02, 2015

    Ben Rivers and Michael Morris on The Two Eyes Are Not Brothers, 2015

    2015, 08:17

    Ben Rivers and Michael Morris on The Two Eyes Are Not Brothers (2015). The installation consists of raw footage shot by Rivers on location in Morocco on the sets of productions by two other filmmakers - Shezad Dawood and Oliver Laxe - and in making his own feature film, THE SKY TREMBLES AND THE EARTH IS AFRAID AND THE TWO EYES ARE NOT BROTHERS. This footage is projected inside purpose built structures made from redundant film and television sets, mimicking those Rivers found abandoned in the Moroccan desert.

    To read Erika Balsom's review of The Two Eyes are Not Brothers, click here.