Project Description

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

Film Still from The Sky Trembles

Ben Rivers, 96 min. (2015)

THE SKY TREMBLES AND THE EARTH IS AFRAID AND THE TWO EYES ARE NOT BROTHERS is a labyrinthine film that moves between documentary, fiction and fable. Shooting against 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, fever dream of madness and malevolence. A Paul Bowles story combined with observational footage forms a multi-layered excavation into the illusion of cinema itself.

Ben Rivers