Coming Soon


Selected works by Ben Rivers
UK, 2003 - 2022


The British artist and filmmaker Ben Rivers is internationally renowned for creating a body of bold experimental docufictions that search for an escape from modern society. Rivers often shoots on black and white 16mm film, using an old Bolex wind-up camera, and self-processes the finished film, giving the appearance of found, ageing or archival footage.


Breaking the conventional rules of documentary filmmaking, Rivers' films are evocative and sensory, and are an entirely unique personal vision.


This 2-Disc Blu-ray Special Edition includes 23 films selected by the artist.


“Ben Rivers’ movies make an immediate impression – they evoke mystery... [they] also have the long-term power to shape the viewer’s worldview and to take them on previously unknown journeys.” Karlovy Vary Film Festival




Diary for my Children









Pearls of the Deep

(Perličky na dně)
A film by Jiří Menzel, Jan Němec, Evald Schorm, Věra Chytilová,
Jaromil Jireš
Czechoslovakia, 1965


A manifesto for a new generation of young filmmakers, Pearls of the Deep is one of the delights of the Czechoslovak New Wave.
Based on stories by Bohumil Hrabal, the film is a compendium of five films each showcasing the talents of individual directors Menzel, Němec, Chytilová, Schorm and Jireš.

Each vignette demonstrates the differing styles of the five emerging filmmakers, each with unique approaches to Hrabal's multi-faceted tales of ordinary people and odd obsessions. Ranging from the surreal to the satirical and the romantic, the films capture the essence and spirit of Hrabal's work, and emerges as a joyous rallying cry for subversion and artistic expression.


“Generally anarchist and scaldingly farcical, the films look totalitarian life square in the eye, but they’re also living testaments to the era’s lovable, grungy Euro-slacker esprit... all five films are compelling time capsules of defiance and love” The Village Voice



Diary for my Children









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