Competition Films 2017 - Festiwal Górski 2017 w Lądku-Zdroju
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Welcome to the 22nd edition of Mountain Festival in Ladek, the greatest and oldest Polish event of this kind. 2017 edition will be held from 21st to 24th of September. As usual it will offer many film screenings and meetings with great climbers and mountaineers. Save the date!

 At What Price - polish premiereCanada, 2016, reż: Tommy Day, 12min
Professional adventure and climbing photographer John Price explores the myth of the „perfect life” that's so pervasive in social media. Set in the breathtaking Canadian Rockies this film ponders how to strike the balance as an artist between sel...read more
Date:

22.09

Time:

10:00

Location:

Big Tent

Date:

23.09

Time:

12:15

Location:

Hotel Trojan

 Blood Road - european premiereUnited States, 2017, reż: Nicholas Schrunk, 96min
Blood Road follows the journey of ultra-endurance mountain bike athlete Rebecca Rusch and her Vietnamese riding partner, Huyen Nguyen, as they pedal 1,200 miles along the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail through the dense jungles of Vietnam, Laos, and Camb...read more
Date:

21.09

Time:

18:00

Location:

Big Tent

Date:

23.09

Time:

18:00

Location:

Kinoteatr

 Chasing The BreathPoland, 2016, reż: Adrian Dmoch, 59min
Documentary movie about Robert Celinski, runner who wants to win Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon as the first foreigner ever. The film documents his training and mental preparation in Nepal for his 4th start in the highest marathon of the world. The...read more
Date:

22.09

Time:

10:15

Location:

Big Tent

Info:

English subtitles

Date:

24.09

Time:

14:20

Location:

Kinoteatr

Info:

EN subtitles, Q&A with director and protagonist

 Coconut Connection - polish premiereBelgium, 2017, reż: Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll, 38min
Two Belgian climber (Nicolas Favresse & Sean Villanueva) and three Italian climbers ( Matteo Della Bordella, Matteo De Zaiacomo & Luca Schiera) attempt to reach Steward Valley in Baffin Island to free climb big walls. July is rumoured to be the best ...read more
Date:

22.09

Time:

15:00

Location:

Big Tent

Date:

23.09

Time:

17:00

Location:

Big Tent

Info:

meeting the film protagonists after the screening

 Denali's Raven - polish premiereUnited States, 2016, reż: Renan Ozturk, 9min
For climber, skier, and guide Leighan Falley, the mere sight of the Alaskan wilderness elicits an insatiable wanderlust. To reconcile her adventurous spirit with the demands of parenthood, she would need to learn to fly. ...read more
Date:

22.09

Time:

11:15

Location:

Big Tent

Date:

23.09

Time:

12:00

Location:

Hotel Trojan

 Dhaulagiri, Ascent To The White Mountain - polish premiereArgentina, 2017, reż: Guillermo Glass & Cristian Harbaruk, 70min
A mountaineer and documentary director begins a trip through Argentina to reconvene with the two friends with whom he tried to make a summit in the Himalayas. Alone and with them, he will try to understand what happened to Dario, the fourth friend, w...read more
Date:

22.09

Time:

21:40

Location:

Kinoteatr

Info:

in Spanish, with Polish subtitles

Date:

23.09

Time:

12:30

Location:

Hotel Trojan

Info:

in Spanish, with English subtitles

 Everest, A Superhuman Challenge - world premiere Spain, 2017, reż: Aitor Barez, 101min
Alex Txikon his one of the best mountaineers of the Himalaya, he has climbed many eight thousands meters peaks including the historic first winter ascent of Nanga Parbat. Now he is going to face his greatest challenge: Everest in winter without oxyge...read more
Date:

22.09

Time:

10:00

Location:

Kinoteatr

Info:

avant-premiere, no English subtitles

Date:

24.09

Time:

14:00

Location:

Big Tent

Info:

EN translation, meeting with director and Alex

 Freedom Under LoadSlovakia, 2016, reż: Pavol Barabas, 58min
With hundred kilos on their backs they are facing storms, blizzards and deep snow. Their craft is not only a profession, but also their way to the calmness. In the documentary​ „Freedom under Load​" ​we get to know the oldest ...read more
Date:

21.09

Time:

15:10

Location:

Kinoteatr

Info:

in Slovak, with Polish subtitles

Date:

24.09

Time:

11:30

Location:

Hotel Trojan

Info:

in Slovak, with English subtitles

 Lappnor ProjectFinland, 2017, reż: Ville Kurru and Tommy Vanska, 33min
In 2013 Nalle Hukkataival was introduced to a boulder project that came to occupy him for the following seven seasons. In late October 2016 he finally managed the first ascent, naming it "Burden of Dreams" and suggesting the unprecedented g...read more
Date:

22.09

Time:

13:00

Location:

Big Tent

Date:

24.09

Time:

11:00

Location:

Hotel Trojan

 Last Honey Hunter - polish premiereNepal, 2017, reż: Ben Knight / Felt Soul Media, 35min
In the mist-shrouded mountains of Nepal's Hongu River valley, the Kulung people carve their lives out of the land and practice an ancient form of animism structured around the god Rongkemi. There you will find a wiry and unassuming man named Maule Dh...read more
Date:

22.09

Time:

19:00

Location:

Big Tent

Info:

Q&A with the producer after the screening

Date:

24.09

Time:

13:00

Location:

Kinoteatr

Info:

Q&A with the producer after the screening

 Lemkowyna Ultra TrailPoland, 2016, reż: Krzysztof Zaniewski, 5min
Low Beskid, Land of Lemkos is a picturesque land, rich with dramatic historical events. It is on this land, in the autumn, the annual extreme 150km-Lemkowyna Ultra Trail run takes place. The events of the competition are intertwined with tales of an...read more
Date:

22.09

Time:

21:30

Location:

Kinoteatr

Info:

English subtitles

Date:

24.09

Time:

14:15

Location:

Kinoteatr

Info:

English subtitles

 Like A Wolf - polish premiereUnited States, 2016, reż: Montage Production LLC, 75min
Professional ski mountaineer Kit DesLauriers made history when she became the first person to ski from the summit of the highest peak on each of the seven continents. The title of the film is a reflection of her belief that one has to live according ...read more
Date:

22.09

Time:

16:00

Location:

Big Tent

Info:

Q&A with the film representative

Date:

23.09

Time:

09:00

Location:

Kinoteatr

Info:

Q&A with the film representative

 Locked In: First Descent Of The Beriman Gorge - polish premiereCanada, 2015, reż: David Pearson, 52min
Located just a few degrees off the equator, the island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea is a tapestry of virgin rainforest, unique culture and expansive coastline. Pouring out of the Nakanai Mountains on the east side of the island is the Beriman Riv...read more
Date:

22.09

Time:

14:00

Location:

Big Tent

Date:

23.09

Time:

11:50

Location:

Kinoteatr

 Mirror WallUnited Kingdom, 2016, reż: Coldhouse Collective, 38min
The need for adventure and a changing horizon is a natural instinct for many people. In the case of renowned adventurer Leo Houlding, this has manifested itself in the form of completing world class expeditions with tight-knit teams to unclimbed peak...read more
Date:

21.09

Time:

14:30

Location:

Kinoteatr

Date:

23.09

Time:

11:10

Location:

Kinoteatr

 Mum - world premierePoland, 2017, reż: Wojtek Kozakiewicz, 45min
Sport climber and a mother of two kids, after 20 years of living her passion, sets herself a new goal - to climb the route that no women has ever done before. A story about Kinga Ociepka-Grzegulska - one of the most important figures of the last two...read more
Date:

22.09

Time:

20:00

Location:

Big Tent

Info:

EN subtitles, Q&A with director and protagonist

Date:

24.09

Time:

12:00

Location:

Kinoteatr

Info:

EN subtitles, Q&A with the director

 Piotr Malinowski. 33 Come In...Poland, 2017, reż: Robert Żurakowski, Bartosz Szwast, 55min
"Piotr Malinowski. 33 come in... " is a story about passion for the mountains, which Piotr experienced not only as a mountain rescuer, but also an outstanding Tatra, Alps and Himalayas mountaineer. The film shows the character not only as a dynamic m...read more
Date:

21.09

Time:

13:00

Location:

Kinoteatr

Info:

no English subtitles, Q&A with the director

Date:

23.09

Time:

15:15

Location:

Hotel Trojan

Info:

no English subtitles, Q&A with the director

 Ruin And RoseUnited States, 2016, reż: Ben Sturgulewski, 67min
A surreal future leaves the world without water and consumed by sand: the Big Empty. A group of children survives alone on the edge of the endless desert - in the ruin of the now. When a young boy unearths an ancient relic hinting at the lost wonders...read more
Date:

22.09

Time:

11:55

Location:

Big Tent

Date:

23.09

Time:

20:00

Location:

Kinoteatr

 Runners - avant premierePoland, 2017, reż: Łukasz Borowski, 75min
The participants of the run will have to cover 240 kilometers. For two days, they will not sleep or have any rest stops, and they will even have to eat on the run. Those who reach the finish line will feel great euphoria. And then they very quickly s...read more
Date:

22.09

Time:

12:15

Location:

Kinoteatr

Info:

EN subtitles, meeting with director before

Date:

23.09

Time:

14:00

Location:

Hotel Trojan

Info:

English subtitles

 SpoorPoland, 2017, reż: Agnieszka Holland przy współpracy z Kasią Adamik, 128min
Duszejko, an eccentric retired construction engineer, an astrologist and a vegetarian, lives in a small mountain village on the Czech-Polish border. One day her beloved dogs disappear. A few months later she discovers a dead body of her neighbour, a ...read more
Date:

21.09

Time:

18:00

Location:

Kinoteatr

Info:

English subtitles

Date:

23.09

Time:

20:00

Location:

Hotel Trojan

Info:

English subtitles

Date:

24.09

Time:

13:00

Location:

Hotel Trojan

Info:

English subtitles

 Summits of my Life III: LangtangSpain, 2015, reż: Sebastien Montaz-Rosset, 52min
The third film in the Summits of My Life project, with Kilian Jornet. Langtang is the story of a journey to the heart of Nepal. In April 2015, ultra runner Kilian Jornet is preparing for an expedition to Everest as part of his project, Summits of My ...read more
Date:

21.09

Time:

12:00

Location:

Kinoteatr

Date:

23.09

Time:

21:10

Location:

Kinoteatr

 What if You Fly? - polish premiereUnited States, 2016, reż: Renan Ozturk , 9min
Hawaiian artist and muralist Sean Yoro (a.k.a. HULA) travels to the arctic waters of Baffin Island, Nunavut, to paint a portrait of a local Inuit woman on the sea ice. This is the most technical and remote location that Sean has ever attempted a mura...read more
Date:

22.09

Time:

11:45

Location:

Big Tent

Date:

23.09

Time:

11:00

Location:

Kinoteatr