TRANSYLVANIA MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL 2020 | OFFICIAL FILM SELECTION (PART II)

Films of the week – November 9 – 15

#VerticalStories

In November, the 3rd expedition of Transylvania Mountain Festival deployed in an all-mountain format, brings to the public and the festival friends the 2020 Official Film Selection! Given the current conditions, we will launch each day a film or a short, online. You are welcome ti find inspiration from the #VerticalStories submitted in the competition this year.

In order to have access to the full TMF 2020 online film collection (part I and part II) you are welcome to buy your ticket here.

After your purchase, you will receive a link and a password to access the complete film collection.

November 9:

PARADICE

Switzerland, 2020 / Adventure short (18 min). Directors: Daniel Bleuer, Jonas Schild, Nicolas Hojac

In winter, the Alps turn into a paradise for top alpine sport. Huge waterfalls freeze to ice and leave unique formations. Paradice shows three of the most beautiful Swiss ice climbing tours from an unusual perspective. A film about risk, responsibility and the beauty of nature.

Subtitles: RO, EN.

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SAISONS

France, 2020 / Adventure short (13 min). Directors: Hugo Manhes, Producer: MadCow

‘SAISONS’ is a tribute to the grandiose and mystical landscapes of the Massif Central, an immaculate place located in the middle of France. From winter to spring, from summer to autumn, athletes practice their own disciplines in a wild and singular environment. Whether it’s on snow, land, water or in the air, they do it without any concession, in a full commitment.

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November 10:

FORESIGHT

Italy, 2020 / Adventure short (20 min) . Director: Dario Tubaldo

From high altitude to intense life.

Make an expedition means that you want reach the summit, but for Speed Mountaineer Benedikt Böhm and his team, there is much more.
How can we bring in our life this experience? How can we take less risks in order to be a good family father?

Subtitles: RO, EN, ITA

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TIC-TOC

Argentina, 2020 / Adventure short (19 min) . Directors: Nils Bailey, Bianca Fidani

A group of explorers try to get to -after a failed attempt- the Trébol Lake, crossing through the Valdivian rainforest in the Aysen region, in Chile. This way, delving deeper in the world of exploration, the depth of nature and friendship.

Subtitles: RO, EN

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November 11:

Jill Steenhuis – Painting The Invisible

GUEST FILM: France, 2020 / Documentary (53 min) . Director: James Ruffato

A film about the mountains inside, Painting the Invisible is a documentary film that follows American plein-air painter Jill Steenhuis as she navigates the landscape of Provence in search for inspiration for her creative practice. The film focuses on her life in France, where she leads a peaceful existence where silence, meditation and painting become her habit of being. As she walks through the poppy fields, rides her horse through the pine forest, picks her olives in her olive grove, the artist reflects on the importance of the natural world throughout her life and her work. The film also recounts Jill’s extraordinary journey from Atlanta, GA to Aix-en-Provence where she met her husband and found her raison d’être. Shot over a three year span by her son James Ruffato, the film allows the viewer to enter into the quiet and intimate world of Jill’s prolific creative energy.

Subtitles: RO, EN,

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November 12:

Eric Escoffier – Lust for Life

France, 2019 / Mountain documentary (52 min). Director: Gauci Séverine, Bertrand Delapierre

The “Escoffier style” is a unique cocktail of grace, speed and nerve. Minimal equipment, no tiresome need for recognition, no stress but instead betting it all on the very limits of what is thought possible along with a established daredevil reputation. Being independent, fast-paced, improvising, these were the rules he lived by.
It is Eric Escoffier himself, presented through archive imagery, who recounts a life which he preferred “to live briefly like a lion, instead of for 150 or 200 years like a sheep. From 1985 onwards, everything he did was a success: sequences, delta, firsts, climbing, race driving… As he liked to say: “Nothing is impossible”. He seemed indestructible.

However, on 11 September 1987, a car accident left him hemiplegic, but not to be defeated, he soon set numerous goals.
On 29 July 1998, while climbing with Pascale Bessière – Eric Escoffier lost his life in Pakistan, on the summit ridge of Broad Peak, at around 7800m. Eric would have celebrated his 38th birthday on 9 August 1998.

Subtitles: RO, EN.

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November 13:

PREMIERE: 10.000 Meters Up

Romania, 2020 / Mountain documentary. Directors: Dan Petru and Radu Restivan

The documentary 10.000 Meters Up (La cota 10.000) brings together two of the most beautiful things that we know: Romania and the mountains. Even if, îin real life, the 10.000 meters mountain altitude mark is not realistic, the documentary follows an expedition among the Carpathians, running through Retezat, Făgăraș, Bucegi, Ciucaș and Ceahlău mountains, summing up 10.000 altitude gain. This attempt has turned into a film telling the story of rail running in Romania and carries the audience in fairy tales landscapes, revealing how high can we reach if we dare to dream.

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November 14:

That’s Wild

US, 2020 / Documentary (62 min). Director: Michiel Thomas

The feature documentary That’s Wild tells the inspiring journey of Cliff (16), Ahmani (13) and Nicholas (13), three underserved teenage boys from Atlanta, attempting to climb four 12,000 ft snowcapped peaks in the heart of the Colorado wilderness, all while overcoming their own personal mountains.

Subtitles: RO, EN,

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November 15:

The Pinnacle of Rush

Austria, 2020 / Mountain Adventure Short (20 min). Director: Alan Smithee

The 43-year-old Swiss athlete Ueli Kestenholz has achieved everything as a competitive athlete. As a snowboarder he was an Olympic medal winner, world champion and X-Games winner. Now he follows his passion, freeriding, in a very special way. With a speed paraglider and skis, he tackles mountains and lines that would be impossible to ski without a glider. With his extraordinary determination he has mastered speedriding at the highest level.

The Pinnacle of Rush illustrates the peculiarities of this young sport and shows the tension and precision that Ueli Kestenholz shows when speedriding.

Subtitles: RO, EN,

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