DIRECTOR: JENNIFER PEEDOM
AUSTRALIA / 2017
SATURDAY 10:15AM / CINEMA 3
RUNNING TIME: 75 MINS
Sublime, cerebral, poetic and musically evocative, Mountain takes us in a floating armchair, sometimes high above the peaks, sometimes up close to struggling climbers.
Only three centuries ago, setting out to climb a mountain would have been considered close to lunacy. Mountains were places of peril, not beauty, a world to be shunned, not sought out. Why do mountains now hold us spellbound, drawing us into their dominion, often at the cost of our lives? Mountain is a cinematic and musical collaboration between acclaimed director Jennifer Peedom and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, one of the greatest chamber orchestras in the world. Shot by the world’s best adventure cinematographers, written by best-selling author Robert Macfarlane and spoken by Willem Dafoe, this remarkable documentary explores the troubled and triumphant history of our timeless fascination with mountains.