Collection / Works / Two Years At Sea by Ben Rivers

16mm film, UK, 2011
88 minutes B&W, Anamorphic, Mono optical
Available formats: 35mm, BluRay, DCP, HD Digital file, HDCAM
Themes / Narrative / Feature-length / Landscape /
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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. Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize (Critics' Week and Horizons sections), Venice Film Festival 2011