A Distant Episode

  • Directed by Ben Rivers
  • United Kingdom, 2015, 18 mins.

A meditation on the illusion of filmmaking, shot behind-the-scenes on a film being made on the otherworldly beaches of Sidi Ifni, Morocco.

Genres: Experimental, Short

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