THE SKY TREMBLES AND THE EARTH IS AFRAID AND THE TWO EYES ARE NOT BROTHERS

By Ben RIVERS

JACQUI DAVIES LIMITED - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2015

A labyrinthine and epic film that moves between documentary, fantasy, and fable, shot against the staggering beauty of the Moroccan landscape.

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Toronto - TIFF 2015
Wavelengths
BFI London FF 2015
Experimenta
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ARABIC, SPANISH, FRENCH, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 98 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ben RIVERS
    • Producer(s)
    • Jacqui DAVIES (Artangel), Ben RIVERS
    • Synopsis
    • 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 into the illusion of cinema itself.
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