IFI and AEMI Projections presents a film by Ben Rivers, partly adapted from a 1947 Paul Bowles short story called A Distant Episode. Shot on a 16mm Bolex camera, this new film from English artist and experimental filmmaker Ben Rivers (Two Years at Sea, A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness) begins in documentary form before veering off into more mythical and hallucinatory territory. Opening in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains on the fraught set of Spanish filmmaker Oliver Laxe’s forthcoming Las Mimosas, The Sky Trembles moves in a radically different direction when Laxe himself wanders off into the desert, presumably out of frustration, only to be seized upon by a group of Reguibat nomads.
This film is one part of a larger commission by Artangel. To read more about the project, visit www.artangel.org.uk/project/ the-sky-trembles. AEMI – Supporting and Exhibiting Artists’ and Experimental Moving Image.
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