Mountains on Stage has launched this years winter film festival which started in Belfast. Travelling 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 that vary 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, skiing the 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 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?