Festival of Mountaineering Film Starts Tonight in Ljubljana (Trailers)

By , 26 Feb 2018, 18:00 PM Lifestyle
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Films will also play in Domžale, Celje and Mojstrana. 

STA, February 26, 2018 – The 12th Festival of Mountaineering Film, featuring a total of 35 films on Alpine climbing and mountaineering culture, will open on Monday evening in Ljubljana's Cankarjev dom with a screening of the South Korean award-winning feature film Becoming Who I Was.

Almost a third of this year's programme, which will also be screened in Domžale, Celje and Mojstrana, are feature films, the biggest number so far.

The opening film is a story about a Buddhist boy from the highlands of northern India who discovers that he is the reincarnation of a centuries-old Tibetan monk. His godfather takes him on a journey to discover his past.

The 2017 film by Moon Chang-Yong and Jeon Jin has won awards at the Berlin International Film Festival, the Moscow International Documentary Film Festival and the Seattle International Film Festival.

Other films of note are Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey by Dave O'Leske, a story of the legendary American mountaineer Fred Beckey, and Psycho Vertical by Jen Randall, depicting a gruelling 18-day solo climb of the El Capitan in Yosemite Park.

Addicted to Altitude trailer from Pavol Barabas on Vimeo.

The programme, which includes six Slovenian films, also gives an insight into the development of Himalayan mountaineering in Slovakia (Addicted to Altitude) and the life of Tarahumara, the Native American people of Mexico (Swift Feet).


Screenings in Ljubljana will be accompanied by lectures by German Alpine and ice climber Ines Papert and legendary Slovenian mountaineer and festival director Silvo Karo, who has recently launched an autobiography.

You can see the full schedule here.

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