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Jennifer Peedom
Screening time  
03.03. / Saturday, 15:00 - 17:00 Theatre 1  
From the director of the BAFTA-nominated Sherpa and narrated by Willem Dafoe, "Mountain" explores the nature of our modern fascination with mountains in collaboration with one of the greatest chamber orchestras in the world.

A unique cinematic and musical collaboration between the Australian Chamber Orchestra and BAFTA-nominated director Jennifer Peedom, Mountain is a dazzling exploration of our obsession with mountains. Only three centuries ago, climbing a mountain would have been considered close to lunacy. The idea scarcely existed that wild landscapes might hold any sort of attraction. Peaks were places of peril, not beauty. Why, then, are we now drawn to mountains in our millions?


Jennifer Peedom

Jen Peedom is a BAFTA nominated director, well known for her gripping, intimate portraits of people in extreme circumstances. Her credits include the internationally renowned documentaries Sherpa, Miracle On Everest, Living The End and Solo, which played in the Official Selection of major documentary festivals including IDFA and Sheffield and won numerous awards including an AFI for Best Documentary.

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2017, 74'

Directed by:
Jennifer Peedom

Screenplay by:
Robert Macfarlane, Jennifer Peedom

Renan Ozturk

Edited by:
Christian Gazal, Scott Gray

Richard Tognetti, Australian Chamber Orchestra

Jennifer Peedom, Joanne McGowan

Produced by:
Stranger Than Fiction Films

Festivals & Awards:

Melbourne International Film Festival 2017; Busan International Film Festival 2017; San Sebastián International Film Festival 2017; BFI London Film Festival 2017