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The Sky Trembles and the Earth Is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers

Director: Ben Rivers

Writer: Ben Rivers

Producer: Jacqui Davies

The Sky Trembles and the Earth Is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers is a labyrinthine and epic film that moves between documentary, fiction and fable. Shooting against the staggering beauty of the Moroccan landscape, from the rugged terrain of the Atlas Mountains to the stark and surreal emptiness of the Moroccan Sahara, with its encroaching sands and abandoned film sets, a director abandons his film set descending into a hallucinatory, perilous adventure of cruelty, madness and malevolence. A Paul Bowles story combined with observational footage forms a multi-layered excavation of the illusion of cinema itself.


Festivals include:


Locarno Film Festival 2015 (World Premiere)

Toronto International Film Festival 2015 (North American Premiere)

Vancouver International Film Festival 2015

53rd New York Film Festival 2015

BFI London Film Festival 2015


Available for screenings via LUX, please contact:

Film specifications: Colour, 98 mins, 35 mm. Sound: 5.1 .  Arabic/ Spanish/ French with English subtitles.


This Ben Rivers film project was originally commissioned through Open 2013 by Artangel in association with BBC Radio 4. Read more here


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