Two Years At Sea
Két év a tengernél
Director: Ben RIVERS
88 min. 2011 35mm, Black & White,
Distributor: Gil Leung
Screenplay: Ben Rivers
A man called Jake lives in the middle of the forest. He goes for walks in whatever the weather, and takes naps in the misty fields and woods. He builds a raft to spend time sitting in a loch. Drives a beat-up jeep to pick up wood supplies. He is seen in all seasons, surviving frugally, passing the time with strange projects, living the radical dream he had as a younger man, a dream he spent two years working at sea to realise.
Major screenings, presentations:
- Venice Film Festival
- Vancouver International Film Festival
- Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinema
- New York Film Festival
- Valdivia Film Festival
- London Film Festival
- Mar del Plata Film Festival
- New British Film Festival Moscow
- Cork Film Festival
- CineCity Brighton Film Festival
- MoMA – Contenders series
- IFF Rotterdam
- Venice Film Festival – FIPRESCI prize for Orrizonti
- Valdivia Film Festival – Special Mention of the Jury
- CPH:DOX – Dox Award
He is recipient of the Paul Hamlyn Award for Artists 2010 and winner of Baloise Art Prize 2011.
Artist-in-focus screenings and retrospectives include Courtisane Festival, Pesaro International Film Festival, London Film Festival, Punto de Vista, Tirana Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Underdox and Indielisboa.
- Sack Barrow (16mm, col, 2011)
- Slow Action (16mm scope, col, 2010)
- I Know Where I’m Going (16mm scope, col, 2009)
- May Tomorrow Shine The Brightest Of All Your Many Days
- As It Will Be Your Last (16mm, b/w, 2009)
- A World Rattled Of Habit (16mm, col/bw, 2008)
- Origin of the Species (16mm, col, 2008)
- Sørdal (16mm, col, 2008)
- Ah, Liberty! (16mm scope, b/w, 2008)
- House (16mm, b/w, 2007)
- Dove Coup (16mm, b/w, 2007)
- Greenhouse (16mm, b/w+col, 2007)
- Terror! (video, col, 2006)
- The Coming Race (16mm, b/w, 2006)
- Astika (16mm, col, 2006)
- This Is My Land (16mm, b/w, 2006)
- The Bomb with a Man in his Shoe (16mm, b/w, 2005)
- The Hyrcynium Wood (16mm cinemascope, b/w, 2005)
- We The People (16mm, b/w, 2004)
- Old Dark House (16mm, b/w, 2003)
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We summarised the results of the MEDIAWAVE Summer Film Camp during the Ördögkatlan Festival (click here).
On the 4th of May, 2013, avoiding the protocol-centered award ceremony clichés of big film festivals, the organisers attempted to find a more human-centered and personal form of giving the awards and closing the 23rd Gathering in the Fort Monostor.