Skrifað af: Skarphéðinn Halldórsson Fimmtudagur, 10. apríl 2008 15:58
Hin árlega BANFF kvikmyndasýning verður haldin í Háskólabíó 15. og 16. apríl næstkomandi. Hér gefur að líta dagskrá daganna.
Þriðjudagurinn 15. apríl
Trial & Error
People’s Choice Award for Radical Reels
Canada, 2006, 8 minutes
Directed by Bjørn Enga
Focus: Mountain Biking, environment
Mountain biker Ryan Leech sets out to ride an incredibly difficult trail in the coastal mountains of British Columbia. With the valley slated for clearcut logging, Trial & Error combines Ryan’s extraordinary riding with his thoughts about the very special location.
The Endless Knot
USA, 2007, 52 minutes
Directed by Michael
Focus: Culture, Climbing, Human narrative
In 1999, best friends Alex Lowe and Conrad Anker were overcome by an avalanche while climbing in the Tibetan Himalaya. Alex died and Conrad survived and suffered terribly from survivor’s guilt. In comforting one another after the tragedy, Conrad and Alex’s widow Jennifer unexpectedly found love. Now they must see if their love can survive and if Alex’s three boys can accept Conrad as a new father. To honour Alex’s name, Conrad and Jennifer try to find meaning beyond tragedy by supporting a mountaineering safety school for Sherpas.
Hlé- verðlaunaafhending í ljósmyndakeppni Ísalp
Best Film on Mountain Environment
UK, 2005, 7 minutes
Directed by Sharon Colman
The tale of a badger who just wants the world to let him sleep.
Canada, 2006, 13 minutes
Directed and produced by Will Gadd
This film follows Will Gadd and his climbing partners as they put up a new route on “the Yam”, as the massive rock wall in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains is affectionately called. In Will’s words, it is a “sporty sport route”: eight pitches following the big roofs and vastly overhanging sections of the wall that have not been climbed before.
France, 2005, 17 minutes
Directed and produced by David Arnaud
In-Flux is about the true meaning of paddling: the perpetual need to go and travel the globe with your kayak in search of the magic something you can find only on the river. Shot in Italy, Canada, Norway, and the Reunion islands, the film combines adrenaline-driven action and remarkable natural wonders.
Miðvikudagurinn 16. apríl
Canada, 2007, 2 minutes
Directed by Carlos Villarreal-Kwasek
Focus: Climbing, Animation
A climber attempts an icy route and faces his inner demon in this animated short.
Crossing the Himalaya
Ireland, 2007, 50 minutes
Produced by John Murray
Crossing the Himalaya follows a family of Buddhist yak herders on a breathtaking journey across the roof of the world. After wintering high on the Nepalese-Tibetan border, the Dolpo-pa load their yaks with salt and set off over some of the highest mountain passes in the world. After a grueling three-month journey across breathtaking but treacherous terrain, they reach the lowland valleys of southern Nepal. Here they have just a few short weeks to sell their salt and load their beasts with grain before setting off once again for the high peaks of the Himalaya.
Ain’t Got No Friends on a Powder Day
Switzerland, 2007, 5 minutes
Directed and produced by Nicolas Falquet and Loris Falquet
Loris is a “classic” freerider. Jean-Yves, however, has a more or less “accidental” style. This film draws a parallel between two styles and two approaches to the same mountain, which are otherwise worlds apart.
Higher Ground: Mountain Photographer
USA, 2007, 8 minutes
Directed by Chris Alstrin and Alexander Lavigne
Focus: Climbing, Human Interest
Andrew Querner, a professional photographer from Canmore, Alberta, explains what drives his quest for the perfect climbing photograph. Difficulty and challenge are climbing’s chief attractions, but the objective hazards climbing presents tap deep sources of fear as well. Andrew Querner’s photography feeds on that, and explores the relationship between climbers and the mountain environment.
Canada, 2007, 30 minutes
Directed and produced by Will Gadd
Focus: Ice climbing
What’s an ice climber to do in the age of global warming? Go underground. Deep underground. Five years ago Will Gadd heard rumours of ice hidden in the blackness of abandoned mines in Sweden. Gadd and his friend Andreas Spak explore the mines, finding challenge, danger, and amazing ice formations.
USA, 2007, 27 minutes
Directed by Brad Lynch, Jim Hurst
Focus: Climbing, BASE jumping
Dean Potter is obsessed with being attached to the world by as little as possible. He began his journey as a free-soloist on rock, but his refusal to be confined has pushed him to the outer edge of the climbing world and into the realms of high-lining, BASE jumping, and “bird-manning”. Possessed by the idea that anything is possible, Dean maniacally pursues the most natural yet bizarre dream of man: to fly.