BIFF 2020
Documentaire Extraordinaire
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The Wall Of Shadows

Tyskland / Sveits / Polen/ 2020/ 1 t. 34 min.
LANGUAGE:
engelsk/polsk/russisk/tibetansk/Nepali
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
DIRECTOR:
Eliza Kubarska
WRITER:
Eliza Kubarska, Piotr Rosolowski
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Piotr Rosolowski
PRODUCER:
Monika Braid, Umit Uludag, Kaspar Winkler
A challenge greater than Everest

"To climb the house of God is not an option", Jomdoe argues when her husband Ngada considers an offer to guide three Western climbers on an ascent of the Nepalese mountain Kumbhakarna – a challenge which is said to be greater than Mount Everest. THE WALL OF SHADOWS is equal parts spectacular mountain climbing movie, family drama and a subtle exploration of the shifting power dynamics between tourist and guide. As the drama between the climbers escalates, it is mirrored by local folktales about the mountain and the hubris it inspires.

Eliza Kubarska

Eliza Kubarska (Poland) Selected filmography: K2 TOUCHING THE SKY (2015), WALKING UNDER WATER (2014), WHAT HAPPENED ON PAM ISLAND (2010)