Competition Films 2018 - Festiwal Górski 2018 w Lądku-Zdroju
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Welcome to the 23rd edition of Ladek Mountain Festival – the greatest and oldest Polish event of this kind. 2018 edition will be held from the 20th to 23rd of September. Piolets d’Or 2018 Awards Ceremony will take place during the Festival. As usual the event will offer many film screenings as well as the meetings with great climbers and mountaineers. Save the date!

 Addicted to AltitudeSlovakia, 2017, reż: Pavol Barabas, 63min
Brilliant success but also huge tragedy experienced Slovak mountaineers in the highest mountain of the world. They belonged to the trendsetters in the late 20th century in Himalaya. Through the eyes of one generation of climbers, Addicted to Altitude...read more
Date:

20.09

Time:

23.15

Location:

Kinoteatr

Date:

21.09

Time:

21.15

Location:

Namiot Kinowy

 Ario Dream - Polish premiereUnited Kingdom, 2017, reż: Paul Diffley, 43min
The film profiles the exploration of the deep caves of Ario in the Picos de Europa mountains, Northern Spain. The film follows the latest 2016/17 expeditions as they try to make the last few connections that could result in the deepest cave system in...read more
Date:

21.09

Time:

13.45

Location:

Namiot Kinowy

Date:

23.09

Time:

11.45

Location:

Namiot Kinowy

 Big World - Polish premiereUnited States, 2018, reż: David Morton & Fitz Cahall, 13min
As parents, how do we teach our kids that there is a world beyond social media, standardized tests and soccer practice? In April 2018, Eddie Bauer athlete David Morton and his seven-year-old son Thorne embarked on a week-long stand-up-paddleboard jou...read more
Date:

20.09

Time:

20.45

Location:

Kinoteatr

Date:

23.09

Time:

13.45

Location:

Namiot Kinowy

 Blue Heart - Polish premiereUnited States, 2018, reż: Britton Caillouette, 44min
The Balkan Peninsula is home to the last wild rivers in Europe. However, a deluge of hydropower development threatens to destroy the culture and ecology of this forgotten region. If fierce local opposition fails, the sparkling creeks, raging tributar...read more
Date:

20.09

Time:

21.45

Location:

Kinoteatr

Date:

23.09

Time:

14.15

Location:

Namiot Kinowy

Info:

intro by Norbert Sandner / Patagonia

 Bonington MountaineerUnited Kingdom, 2017, reż: Brian Hall & Keith Partridge, 80min
He stares toward the iconic stack of Orkney sandstone, towering high above the pounding North Atlantic surf, proud yet defiant. To climb it at the age of 80 is an almost crushing prospect and a time to reflect on a lifetime of epic expeditions and fi...read more
Date:

23.09

Time:

15.45

Location:

Namiot Kinowy

Info:

meeting with Chris Bonington and the film director

 Chasing Balance - world premiereSpain, 2018, reż: Aitor Bárez, 46min
La Pedriza in an impressive granite massif near Madrid, Spain. There are thousands of routes. It is one of the best places in the world for friction slab climbing. Some of the best specialists show how to climb 8b slabs with no holds. A unique style ...read more
Date:

21.09

Time:

15.45

Location:

Namiot Kinowy

Date:

23.09

Time:

12.30

Location:

Namiot Kinowy

Info:

in Polish&Spanish, Q&A with the film director

 Choices - Polish premiereGermany, 2017, reż: Teresa Hoerl, 21min
Steph Davis chose climbing. The law student left school in her early twenties and followed her passion for the sport, earning a number of climbing achievements from Yosemite to Patagonia. For a while she called her car home before eventually settling...read more
Date:

21.09

Time:

10.45

Location:

Namiot Kinowy

Date:

22.09

Time:

20.00

Location:

Kinoteatr

 Dawn WallAustria, 2017, reż: Josh Lowell & Peter Mortimer , 100min
In January 2015, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb the Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000 foot rock face in Yosemite National Park, California. The pair lived on the sheer ve...read more
Date:

22.09

Time:

17.15

Location:

Namiot Kinowy

Info:

in attendance of Tommy Caldwell

 Dream Of NangaPoland, 2018, reż: Barbara Jendrzejczyk, 11min
Nanga Parbat is the 9th highest mountain in the world. This 8-thousander in Pakistan has already claimed many lives. Tomasz Mackiewicz dreamed of this mountain for years. He wanted to climb its peak in winter with his partner, Elisabeth Revol. They m...read more
Date:

20.09

Time:

10.00

Location:

Kinoteatr

Date:

22.09

Time:

11.15

Location:

Namiot Kinowy

Info:

Q&A with the film director Barbara Jendrzejczyk

 Dreamland. A Documentary about Maciej BerbekaPoland, 2018, reż: Stanisław Berbeka, 87min
In this documentary, Stanisław Berbeka revives the memory of his father, Maciej Berbeka. Thanks to the accounts of expedition participants, the reminiscences of his family members and archive film and sound recordings, we can gain a better insight i...read more
Date:

20.09

Time:

16.00

Location:

Kinoteatr

Date:

21.09

Time:

18.45

Location:

Namiot Kinowy

Info:

Q&A with the film director Staszek Berbeka

 Follow Through - Polish premiereUnited States, 2017, reż: Adam Clark & Isaiah Branch-Boyle, 22min
People have opinions about skier Caroline Gleich: Inspirational. Gumby. Social media star. Role model. Model masquerading as a mountaineer. At sixteen, she stumbled upon a copy of the cult classic guidebook The Chuting Gallery. Irreverent and wonderf...read more
Date:

21.09

Time:

11.10

Location:

Namiot Kinowy

Date:

22.09

Time:

21.20

Location:

Kinoteatr

 Hold Fast - European premiereUnited States, 2017, reż: Jim Aikman, 55min
While making a summit attempt of an unclimbed peak in Nepal in 2016, Conrad Anker suffered a heart attack. With his climbing partner, David Lama, able to do little more than look on, Anker self-rescued from 20,000 feet. It marked the end of his long ...read more
Date:

21.09

Time:

12.45

Location:

Namiot Kinowy

Date:

22.09

Time:

20.25

Location:

Kinoteatr

 In The Starlight - Polish premiereFrance, 2017, reż: Mathieu Le Lay, 52min
During the darkest hours of the night, while the rest of the world is sleeping, outdoor photographer Paul Zizka ventures out into the wilderness in search of the world€™s starriest skies. His journey to photograph the celestial wonders takes him fr...read more
Date:

21.09

Time:

11.30

Location:

Namiot Kinowy

Date:

22.09

Time:

22.00

Location:

Kinoteatr

 Into Twin Galaxies - A Greenland EpicGermany, 2016, reż: Jochen Schmoll, 52min
3 National Geographic "Adventurers of the Year" embark on an insane kayaking mission in Greenland. With kite skis they tow their white water kayaks over 1000 km of the Greenland Ice Cap to reach the most northern river ever paddled....read more
Date:

20.09

Time:

12.50

Location:

Kinoteatr

Date:

21.09

Time:

21.50

Location:

Kinoteatr

 La Congenialità. The Attitude of Gratitude - Polish premiereGermany, 2017, reż: Christian Schmidt, 30min
Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger are an odd pair. As an alpinist, Simone prefers to take the hard way and has nearly 30 years of winter climbing experience. Tamara, on her way to achieving a long and successful career in ski mountaineering, is just 30 y...read more
Date:

20.09

Time:

14.00

Location:

Kinoteatr

Date:

21.09

Time:

21.20

Location:

Kinoteatr

 Legend of KlimekPoland, 2018, reż: Julia Kaczorowska, 42min
"It shouldnt just be acknowledged. It is fair to ask how much work was put in, who did it, how it was built, whether it was constructed by a whole concern that employs two thousand people or by a single man with only three helpers." The Leg...read more
Date:

20.09

Time:

19.40

Location:

Kinoteatr

Date:

22.09

Time:

11.45

Location:

Namiot Kinowy

Info:

Q&A with the film director Julia Kaczorowska

 Life in Four Elements - Polish premiereFinland, 2017, reż: Natalie Halla, 52min
Four people deeply immersed in their element, which makes them carry on a borderwalk between life and death. A movie about the search for the ultimative value of life. Life in Four Elements is a human journey through Earth, Air, Water and Fire, follo...read more
Date:

21.09

Time:

09.35

Location:

Namiot Kinowy

Date:

22.09

Time:

13.50

Location:

Namiot Kinowy

Info:

Q&A with the film director Natalie Halla

 Loved by All. The Story of Apa Sherpa - Polish premiereCanada, 2018, reż: Eric Crosland, 14min
Every spring the summit of Mount Everest draws people from around the world. But in its shadow live the Sherpa, a resilient, religious people, who, despite the money surrounding the highest peak on earth, are still quite poor and uneducated. A child ...read more
Date:

20.09

Time:

18.45

Location:

Kinoteatr

Date:

21.09

Time:

21.00

Location:

Kinoteatr

 Magnetic MountainsFrance, 2017, reż: Steve Wakeford, 85min
Magnetic Mountains follows the story of an everyman who, after falling from an Alpine north face, is struggling to find a balance. Featuring some of the biggest names in mountain sports, it will explore the psychology of risk taking in the mountains,...read more
Date:

20.09

Time:

10.15

Location:

Kinoteatr

Date:

21.09

Time:

16.45

Location:

Namiot Kinowy

Info:

Q&A with Steve Wakeford and Menna Pritchard

 Mira - Polish premiereHong Kong, 2016, reż: Lloyd Belcher, 42min
Mira follows the journey of a spirited Nepali village girl on her pursuit to being a world-recognised mountain runner. Growing up in a remote village in Nepal, Mira always dreamed of being successful in sport. When she was older she travelled the lon...read more
Date:

20.09

Time:

21.00

Location:

Kinoteatr

Date:

22.09

Time:

16.15

Location:

Namiot Kinowy

 Mothered by Mountains - Polish premiereNepal, 2017, reż: Renan Ozturk, 16min
Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita, Nepal’s leading female mountain guide, has been on top of the tallest peaks on Earth. When she teams up to make a first ascent with an unlikely partner - local punk-rock icon, Sareena Rai - they both find that the paths t...read more
Date:

21.09

Time:

09.00

Location:

Namiot Kinowy

Date:

23.09

Time:

14.00

Location:

Namiot Kinowy

 Mountain of The Crystal Diggers - Polish premiereFrance, 2017, reż: Pierre Cadot, 34min
Four friends from Chamonix with different jobs meet every year to go for a search of crystals. Searching crystals means passing days and weeks in the high mountains, off the normal path, with a bag and some binocular to find a "crack", an &...read more
Date:

20.09

Time:

19.05

Location:

Kinoteatr

Date:

23.09

Time:

09.45

Location:

Namiot Kinowy

 My Big White Thighs & Me - Polish premiereUnited Kingdom, 2017, reż: Hannah Maia, 26min
A young-ish woman has fallen out of love with her own body. Frustrated, she wishes they didn’t have to hang out quite so much. Committed to making a change she sets herself the simple goal of swimming in open water at least once a month for a year....read more
Date:

20.09

Time:

15.10

Location:

Kinoteatr

Date:

22.09

Time:

22.55

Location:

Kinoteatr

 Notes from The WallBelgium, 2017, reż: Siebe Vanhee & Guillaume Lion, 35min
In February 2017 three of world’s best and Belgian climbers – Sean Villanueva ODriscoll, Nicolas Favresse and Siebe Vanhee – again made it to the press by free-climbing successfully one of the hardest routes of Patagonia, El Regalo de Mwono, a...read more
Date:

20.09

Time:

14.35

Location:

Kinoteatr

Date:

22.09

Time:

09.15

Location:

Namiot Kinowy

Info:

in attendance of Sean Villanueva and Nico Favresse

 Reel Rock 12: Break On ThroughUnited States, 2017, reż: Peter Mortimer, Matty Hong, Nick Rosen, 26min
In high-end modern rock climbing, 5.15 is the top of the difficulty scale, a grade achieved by only a few men and never by a woman. Margo Hayes, a little known 19-year-old from Boulder, Colorado, is determined to change that. To be closer to the worl...read more
Date:

20.09

Time:

22.45

Location:

Kinoteatr

Date:

21.09

Time:

20.45

Location:

Namiot Kinowy

 Reel Rock 12: Safety ThirdUnited States, 2017, reż: Cedar Wright, Taylor Keating, 27min
For most climbers, it’s safety first. But Brad Gobright is definitely not most climbers. Fueled by day-old donuts and unhindered by a fear of falling, this young talent is pushing the limits of scary trad and free solo ropeless climbing. Having sur...read more
Date:

21.09

Time:

14.45

Location:

Namiot Kinowy

Date:

22.09

Time:

15.15

Location:

Namiot Kinowy

 Reel Rock 12: StumpedUnited States, 2017, reż: Taylor Keating, Cedar Wright, 27min
I don’t want to be known as just a one-armed climber – says Maureen Beck, I just want to be a good climber. Maureen Beck may have been born missing her lower left arm, but that hasn’t stopped her from going hard. She takes whippers on 5.12 and ...read more
Date:

21.09

Time:

15.15

Location:

Namiot Kinowy

Date:

22.09

Time:

15.45

Location:

Namiot Kinowy

 RunCamino - world premierePoland, 2018, reż: Adrian Dmoch, 45min
Probably the first ever film about running Camino del Norte, the oldest pilgrimage route of Europe – 835 km from San Sebastian to Santiago de Compostela. Robert Celiński – the best foreigner in the history of the Everest Marathon, this time from...read more
Date:

20.09

Time:

12.00

Location:

Kinoteatr

Date:

23.09

Time:

10.25

Location:

Namiot Kinowy

Info:

Q&A with the film director and protagonist

 Tomasz Mackiewicz (1973 - 2018) - Polish premierePakistan, 2018, reż: M. Haris Ansari, Naveed Bari, 16min
The film revolves around the life and time of Tomasz Mackiewicz and his philosophy behind seven consecutive attempts to climb Nanga Parbat in winter while telling the story how the events unfolded during his last attempt on the Killer Mountain....read more
Date:

21.09

Time:

09.20

Location:

Namiot Kinowy

Date:

22.09

Time:

13.15

Location:

Namiot Kinowy

Info:

Q&A with the film director and producer

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