Partially inspired by Paul Bowles’ story “A Distant Episode,” the latest feature by British filmmaker Ben Rivers charts a mysterious transformation from observational making-of to inventive adaptation shot against a staggering Moroccan landscape. [Synopsis courtesy of Toronto International Film Festival]
The march of time claims another casualty. Sack Barrow documents (and laments) the out-dated, but functioning, technology of a family-owned electroplating factory in the weeks around its closure — its old ways now unsustainable in the modern world.
A man at three disparate moments in his life: as a member of a fifteen-person collective on a small Estonian island, alone in the wilderness of Northern Finland and as the singer of a neo-pagan black metal band in Norway. Three moments for a radical proposition for the creation of utopia in the present.