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Two Years at Sea

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Directed by Ben Rivers
United Kingdom, 2011
Avant-Garde, Documentary
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Synopsis

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.

Our take

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.

Synopsis

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.

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Two Years at SeaDirected byBen Rivers
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Awards & Festivals

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Venice Film Festival
2011 | Winner: FIPRESCI Prize
Indiewire Critics' Poll
2011 | Nominee: Best Undistributed Film
CPH:DOX
2011 | Winner: CPH:DOX Award

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