Ben Rivers is an artist and filmmaker from the United Kingdom. After directing a series of short films, his breakthrough came with Two Years at Sea (2010), which won the FIPRESCI Prize at the Venice Film Festival and the CPH:DOX Award. He won the Baloise Art Prize, Art Basel 42, for Sack Barrow (2011). He has held solo art shows and recently won the second EYE Art Film Prize. In 2016, his film The Sky Trembles and the Earth is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers (2015) premiered in the main competition at Locarno International Film Festival. He collaborated with Thai director Anocha Suwichakornpong on Krabi 2562 (2019) and received his first APSA nomination for directing.

Accolades

Anocha Suwichakornpong and Ben Rivers
Best Director, 2019

Anocha Suwichakornpong and Ben Rivers

Best Director, 2019

Anocha Suwichakornpong and Ben Rivers

Krabi, 2562

Born in Thailand, Anocha Suwichakornpong is one of the nation’s most exciting up-and-coming names whose dreamlike works have been compared to Apichatpong Weerasethakul. She graduated…

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Films

Krabi, 2562
2019

Krabi, 2562

Thailand, United Kingdom
2019

Krabi, 2562

Blending creative documentary with cinematic realism, Krabi, 2562 explores the landscape and stories within the community of Krabi in southern Thailand – a major tourist…

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