Narrated by Oscar-nominee Willem Dafoe, Mountain is a dazzling cinematic and musical experience; an epic odyssey through the Earth’s most awesome landscapes, showcasing the spellbinding force of high places and their power to shape our lives and dreams. Only three centuries ago, climbing a mountain would have been considered close to lunacy; peaks were places of peril, not beauty. Millions are now enchanted by the magic of mountains, and daring adventurers are attracted to challenge their heights.
“A sublime rush of adrenaline and orchestral beauty.” – Janine Israel, Guardian
Where once their remoteness protected their purity, mountains have today become theatres for recreation. But their greatest value lies in their power to inspire wonder and awe: to remind us of the limits of our schemes and ambition. Full of breathtaking footage, both beautiful and thrilling, Mountain was photographed by the world’s leading high altitude cinematographers, including Renan Ozturk (Meru). A unique cinematic and musical collaboration between director Jennifer Peedom (Sherpa) and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Mountain is an unforgettable experience, scored with classical works and new music by Richard Tognetti. Filmed on location in Antarctica, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, France, Greenland, Iceland, India, Italy, Japan, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, South Africa, Switzerland, Tibet and the United States. (Dir. by Jennifer Peedom, 2017, Australia, in English, 74 mins., Not Rated)