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Mountain (2018)



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Only three centuries ago, setting out to climb a mountain would have been considered close to lunacy. Mountains were places of peril, not beauty, an upper world to be shunned, not sought out. Why do mountains now hold us spellbound, drawing us into their dominion, often at the cost of our lives? From Tibet to Australia, Alaska to Norway armed with drones, Go-Pros and helicopters, director Jennifer Peedom has fashioned an astonishing symphony of mountaineers, ice climbers, free soloists, heliskiers, snowboarders, wingsuiters and parachuting mountain bikers. Willem Dafoe provides a narration sampled from British mountaineer Robert Macfarlane's acclaimed memoir Mountains of the Mind , and a classical score from the Australian Chamber Orchestra accompanies this majestic cinematic experience.


Critic Reviews for Mountain

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (2)

A visual and musical spectacle that showcases the majesty of nature and man's helplessness to it.

January 12, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

One of the most visceral essay films ever made, with Peedom and her Sherpa altitude cinematographer Renan Ozturk unfurling a series of glistening images that should be seen only on the biggest of big screens.

June 20, 2017 | Full Review…

There's nothing wrong with the writerly through-line here; there's just too much of it...The movie never shuts up, and sometimes you just want to look at the view.

March 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Anyone remotely fascinated with mountains needs to see this film.

January 19, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

In spite of the sometimes lofty turns of phrase, Mountain is most awe-inspiring in its quieter moments.

January 12, 2018 | Full Review…

High-altitude skiing, para-skiing, ice-climbing, wing-suit gliding. At some moments - like when we see skiers engulfed by avalanches - Mountain is practically a "snuff film." At others, it's a purely meditative experience.

January 10, 2018 | Full Review…

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