Part documentary, part fable, The Sky Trembles and the Earth Is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers rethinks Paul Bowles’s brutal short story A Distant Episode (1947). Shot in 16mm against the dizzying landscape of the Atlas Mountains, Rivers takes the viewer on several parallel journeys through documentary and fiction. The camera tracks real film director Oliver Laxe, also on location in Morocco shooting his own film Las Mimosas. Abandoning set and crew, Laxe begins to take on the role of Bowles’s protagonist.
- Newlyn Filmhouse
UK 2015 95m