Jake is a man who lives in isolation in the middle of the forest in remote Scotland. The film follows the character’s unconventional life, capturing moments of profound beauty. Jack is seen in all seasons, surviving frugally and living the radical dream he had as a younger man.
This gorgeous, transfixing documentary from U.K. artist Ben Rivers is the tranquil yet fascinating study of a life of unique solitude. Using 16mm black-and-white film, Rivers captures the slow, palpable rhythms of isolation from the modern world, and a life attuned to the smallest details of nature.