Updated: Mar 23
Mountains on Stage has launched this year's winter film festival which started in Belfast. Traveling across 70 cities worldwide including 13 of those throughout the UK and Ireland. I had the privilege of attending last night in Edinburgh. If you love the outdoors, skiing and have a sense of adventure you will love these 4 films!
Mountains on Stage - Film Festival
About Mountains on Stage
The festival was born in March 2013 by Cyril Salomon and Manon Grimwood, who had just graduated and fell in love with the festival - "Les Rencontres du Cinéma de Montagne de Grenoble".
Since then, the Mountains on Stage film festival has been growing year after year, not only in France but also in Europe.
Introduction To 2018 Films
Four films have been carefully selected for this year’s festival which varies in length from five to eighty minutes – all showcasing the very best in film-making from the Alps to the Himalayas to the Azores and Brazil.
The full line-up includes: PATH TO EVEREST
The legendary runner, Kilian Jornet faces the highest mountain on earth. The film ‘Path to Everest’ is an adventure with ups and downs, deep sadness, and beautiful joy. Directors: Josep Serra Mateu and Sébastien Montaz-Rosset - Length: 80 minutes (Subtitled original version)
EVOLUTION OF DREAMS
Taking part in Olympic Games, becoming Freeride World Champion, and skiing Eiger - Eva Walkner and Jackie Paaso are high achievers. But their dreams occasionally clash with the reality and hazards that life brings. An intense movie that will make you wish you could get your skis back on straight after. Directors: Carina Brunnauer, Eva Walkner and Jackie Paaso. Length: 26 minutes (Subtitled original version)
Zabardast is the travel diary of a five-week, self-sufficient, expedition in the heart of Pakistan at over 5,000 metres in altitude with Léo Taillefer, Thomas Delfino, Zak Mills, Hélias Millerioux, and Yannick Graziani. It’s a project that combines mountaineering and freeride skiing, but also a wonderful human adventure in an astonishing landscape. Director: Jérôme Tanon. Length: 50 minutes (Subtitled original version)
Is Jean-Baptiste Chandelier a man or a bird? Not easy to say as this paraglider plays with gravity - his humour and weightlessness are seen over a Brazilian beach, a ski slope, or an Azores volcano. His wing twists and his creativity have no limits. Director: Jean-Baptiste Chandelier. Length: 5 minutes (Subtitled original version)
Q & A Session with Eva Walkner
Some fun and interesting questions were asked during the question and answer session with Freeride World Champion - Eva Walkner (Evolution of Dreams).
"Have you skied in Scotland"? was met with audience laughter.
Eva spoke about a brief conversation that took place during a taxi journey saying how she had been told a bit about skiing in Scotland and that she had only ever visited the highlands and Loch Ness. Maybe we will see Eva skiing in Scotland?
Where You Can See Mountains on Stage
Locations and Dates (all times from 7pm to 10.30pm – doors open 6.30pm): Monday 19th November: BELFAST (NEW) - Movie House, Dublin Road Tuesday 20th November: DUBLIN (NEW) - Vue Cinemas, Liffey Valley Park Wednesday 21st November: GALWAY (NEW) - Eye Cinema, Wellpark Retail Park Thursday 22nd November: CORK (NEW) - The Reel Picture, Blackpool Monday 26th November: LIVERPOOL - The Capstone Theatre, Liverpool Hope University Tuesday 27th November: LONDON - Vue Cinemas, Islington Wednesday 28th November: LONDON - Vue Cinemas, Islington Thursday 29th November: BRISTOL - Showcase Cinema, Avonmeads Friday 30th November: MANCHESTER - Vue Cinemas, Printworks Monday 3rd December: EDINBURGH - Vue Cinemas, Omni Centre Tuesday 4th December: GLASGOW - Glasgow Film Theatre, Rose St Wednesday 5th December: LEEDS - Vue Cinemas The Light Thursday 6th December: SHEFFIELD (NEW) - Sheffield Students' Union Friday 7th December: SOUTHAMPTON - Vue Cinemas, Eastleigh
Tickets can be purchased via - www.mountainsonstage.com/book-your-tickets
Inspiring and sitting on the edge of your seat stuff! Very cool. The stories and motivation held some powerful truths and meaning including being "Free" and having "Freedom". I hope you enjoy the 4 films as much as we did. Happy Travels:) x