MCFF Chrysalis Fellow, Ben Rivers’ new film Look Then Below screens as part of the International Film Festival Rotterdam’s Ammodo Tiger Competition in January and February 2020. Ben Rivers’ films study the otherworldly, looking for places and stories outside the daily conventions of reality. Look Then Below was filmed in a Somerset transformed into a coloured, mist-enveloped island in an oily ocean with a cave basking in a subterranean glow. Time seems to stand still there. After Slow Action and Urth, this is the final part of a trilogy developed with American science fiction author Mark von Schlegell.
A link to the Look Then Below film page on IFFR’s website is available here.