“WALL OF SHADOWS” WINS GRAND PRIX IN CERVINO
The latest documentary by Eliza Kubarska climbs yet another peak. This time, the film stole the hearts of the jurors at Cervino CineMountain and won the Grand Prix award, commonly known as the “mountain cinema Oscar”.
Cervino CineMountain is an event for true climbing enthusiasts. The festival, founded in 1998, takes place at the foot of the Matterhorn – at an altitude of 2,000 meters. The program is very interesting, and it is preceded by careful selection – only films that have already won other important mountain-themed festivals are invited to the competition.
Eliza Kubarska's latest documentary was included in this extremely prestigious group. The production has already won several significant awards, including the main award at the Mountain Film Festival in Slovenia or the Mario Bello Prize at the Trento Film Festival in Italy. The Grand Prix at Cervino CineMountain is definitely its crowning achievement.
Let us remind you that the award-winning “Wall of Shadows” 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.
You can find more information about the festival on its website.