A visual feast of terrific heights and awesome landscapes, this poetic valentine to the world’s mountains (and the climber’s passion) is a spectacular collaboration involving filmmaker Jennifer Peedom, cinematographer Renan Ozturk and composer-arranger Richard Tognetti, conducting the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Only three centuries ago, setting out to climb a mountain would have been considered lunacy. But today, mountaineering is a quest for mastery, rather than a search for mystery. With narration by Willem Dafoe (written by Robert Macfarlane, author of Mountains of the Mind), this ravishingly photographed film travels the world and enbraces us with Earth’s most astonishing and challenging summits. (Australia 2017) 74 min.
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