“THE WALL OF SHADOWS” WINS GRAND PRIX AT SLOVENIAN FESTIVA
Eliza Kubarska's documentary won the 15th edition of the International Mountain Film Festival in Domžale, Slovenia.
As the name suggests, the International Mountain Film Festival is dedicated to films about climbing and mountaineering. The program of this year's edition included 33 films from 19 countries divided into four thematic sections – mountaineering, climbing, mountain nature and culture, sports and adventure.
The jury consisting of Daniel Burlac (Romania), Viki Grošelj (Slovenia) and Jernej Šček (Italy/Slovenia) decided to award the main prize to the Polish director's film. The winning film tells the story of a family of Sherpas. The Nepali porters break a taboo by taking part in an expedition to Kumbhakarna – the holy mountain of the Sherpas. It's the only way to earn money for their son’s education and save him from dangerous work in the mountains. World's best mountaineers take part in the expedition to one of the most difficult mountains in the world, reaching almost 8,000 meters. The holy mountain confronts both the climbers and Sherpas with equal harshness.
The complete list of winners can be found here.