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.
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
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