Ben Rivers needs to be included in this year's advent calendar. When I watched his film first time round at last year's Slow Cinema weekend in Newcastle, and heard more about him, he was immediately a point of interest. Perhaps this was the case because he made and still makes films the old-school way. Analogue film, developed in his kitchen sink. This alone says a lot about his approach to filmmaking. It also says something about slowness.
Rivers' approach stands in contrast to, say, Lav Diaz. What I gathered from reading about slow-film directors, I could . . .