Ben RIVERS / 16mm / 21min. / 2014
Full of eclipses, encounters, illusions and magic, the film is founded in uncertainty concerning home. It’s a fitting departure, but similarly to previous films, gives freedom to meander, reflect and make our own discoveries. A four seasons’ fable, a kaleidoscope of intimate and non-intimate details comes to the fore in Things, perplexing us, intriguing us and urging us to watch again.
Ben RIVERS (1972, UK) studied at Falmouth School of Art and was co-founder of the Brighton Cinematheque (1996-2005). In 2008, Ah, Liberty! won a Tiger Award for Short Films in Rotterdam. His first feature film, Two Years at Sea (2011), won the FIPRESCI Award at the Venice Film Festival. In 2014, Rivers joined the year-long project Stay Where You Are, a group of four award-winning artists and writers who created work on a single theme: their home environment.