Archive of films World Rattled of Habit / A World Rattled of Habit

United Kingdom
2008, 10 min

Section: Tribute to Ben Rivers
Year: 2014

An excursion to the home and garden of globetrotter Oleg, whose experiences in life fundamentally transformed his outlook on the world. This seemingly innocent investigation-in-brief may not evoke a sense of calm but its governing mood is decidedly conciliatory as it presents a concise prospect of a unique individual.


In a house crammed with belongings, old-timer Oleg must orient himself just as cautiously as he was forced by life to negotiate ideologies. His father was in Dutch with the Soviets, and he lived in Germany and the USA. Oleg, whose son is a friend of the director, came to realize that every country indoctrinates its citizens in the illusion of its own perfection. Only after seeing the sum total of these proffered illusions are we able to become aware and gain a clear view of the world. Thus even this innocent visit to an old man from Suffolk can unobtrusively influence our own orientation in the world.


Waterlow Park Centre, Dartmouth Park Hill, N19 5JF, London
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 203 141 2960
E-mail: [email protected]

About the film

Color, 16 mm

Section: Tribute to Ben Rivers
Director: Ben Rivers
Screenplay: Ben Rivers
Dir. of Photography: Ben Rivers
Editor: Ben Rivers
Producer: Ben Rivers
Contact: LUX


Ben Rivers

Film Director


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