The Sky Trembles and the Earth is Afraid and the Two Eyes are not Brothers (12A)

The Sky Trembles and the Earth is Afraid and the Two Eyes are not Brothers (12A)

Directed by Ben Rivers
Picturehouse, Liverpool
29th May 2016

Reviewed by Colin Serjent

The best part of this film is the title. Otherwise is is 100 minutes of tedium except for a couple of exceptional moments.

It is based on a Paul Bowles short story, namely the title of the film.

The setting is in the Moroccan Sahara where director Ben Rivers spliced together behind-the- scenes footage from the shooting of two recent feature films – wow! how interesting – musical segments and so-called cultural phenomena.

It is set amidst the Atlas Mountains, but sadly the stunning landscape is dwarfed by the nonsense taking place by the human inhabitants situated there.

The movie gets even more tiring to watch during the latter half when a captured filmmaker runs around in a suit made of can lids.

The only two moments worth recalling were the opening sequence, with a convoy of cars travelling through the desert at twilight, and a guy driving a car down country roads accompanied by pounding rock music.

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