March 9th - March 10th
BORDERLINES FILM FESTIVAL 2018
What drives people to climb mountains? Madness? Obsession? The hook of defying danger that makes them feel alive? Grierson Award-winning director of Sherpa, Jennifer Peedom, returns with a breathtaking new project. This spectacular documentary, a mind-blowing symphony of images and sound, chronicles the powerful attraction that mountains hold over us. Not necessarily for the faint-hearted, the film carries you to the vertiginous heights of the world’s great mountains, exploring how they have fuelled our imagination with passion and fear for centuries, from the early mountaineers to lovers of extreme sports. With an evocative narrative written by Robert Macfarlane (author of Mountains of the Mind) and a grandiose score by the Australian Chamber Orchestra, this guaranteed adrenaline rush almost makes you feel like you’re there.
Director: Jennifer Peedom
With the voice of: Willem Dafoe
Australia, 2017, 1 hour 16 minutes