Film Programme 20 October 2022 - Evening

20:00 h | Barocksaal
Bayern 2 Night
Bayern 2 Night

Summit Bliss and Climate Crisis – How Do Those Go Together?

Saltare vitam (Dance of Life)

Fanfy Garcia | Cie Volt Experience| France| 5 min | no spoken content

Saltare vitam (Dance of Life)

Fanfy Garcia | Cie Volt Experience| France| 5 min | no spoken content

How can we inhabit our space differently at a time when climatic upheavals are no longer merely to be feared but in full swing? Can we reflect differently upon our relationship with what surrounds us? The makers of this film believe that art is instrumental in opening up new spaces of thought, experimentation and imagination and that it has a key role to play in this regard.

More than a Route

Peter Dippel | Bergkult Produktion | Germany, Austria, Italy | 20 min | German  

More than a Route

Peter Dippel | Bergkult Produktion | Germany, Austria, Italy | 20 min | German  

Leaving old paths, discovering new ones. “More than a Route” accompanies ecologist and top climber Lena Müller on her Ecopoint tour. Together with her friend Judith, she covers 217 miles (350 km) of distance and 16,732 ft (5,100 m) of altitude gain by gravel bike so as to climb two stellar trad routes. Not bringing a car proves a great bonus: “Our time, the spaces traversed, the people, everything gains in importance.”

Eine Alpenüberquerung mit den Bergfreundinnen (Teil 3)
(Mountain Girlfriends Traverse the Alps – Part 3)

Katharina Kestler | Bayerischer Rundfunk | Germany | 20 min | German

Eine Alpenüberquerung mit den Bergfreundinnen (Teil 3)
(Mountain Girlfriends Traverse the Alps – Part 3)

Katharina Kestler | Bayerischer Rundfunk | Germany | 20 min | German

Anna Hadzelek, Antonia Schlosser and Katharina Kestler – co-hosts of the popular Bayern 2 podcast “Bergfreundinnen” (Mountain Girlfriends) – traverse the Alps on their very own route and in the footsteps of the first female alpinists. Their route takes them on foot from Oberstdorf to Lake Como. Their community is constantly plugged in live via podcast and Instagram.

Wendelstein – ein Rekord daheim (Mount Wendelstein – A Home Record)

Valentin Rapp | Valentin Rapp Film | Germany | 13 min | German  

Wendelstein – ein Rekord daheim (Mount Wendelstein – A Home Record)

Valentin Rapp | Valentin Rapp Film | Germany | 13 min | German  

Back to the roots – on the slackline at Mount Wendelstein. In 2020, eight years after the first successful highline at Mount Wendelstein, a new route is born with a length of almost 1,640 ft (500 m) – making it Germany’s longest highline. Even after all this time, Mount Wendelstein, the Inntal Slackliner’s local mountain, presents new challenges.

Valentin Rapp received the Otto Guggenbichler Prize for a Junior Film Maker in 2021 for his film “Alpine Highlines – Dolomites”.

Lo Combat (You Fight)

Gaël Truc | Aries Film | Italy | 15 min | Italian/ST English

Lo Combat (You Fight)

Gaël Truc | Aries Film | Italy | 15 min | Italian/ST English

On a cold and snowy winter night, a young veterinarian must fight against the unexpected adversities of life to prove to herself and to a rugged old mountain farmer that she is capable of doing her job well. Obstetrics performed for Bufera, the lead cow in the stable, turns into a battle between life and death.

During the evening, Elisabeth Tyroller and Georg Bayerle welcome fascinating guests, including ecologist and climbing star Lena Müller.

20:00 h | Ludwig-Thoma-Saal
Retrospective II - Martin Schließler
Retrospective II - Martin Schließler

Wenn Träume in Erfüllung gehen – Martin Schließler
(When Dreams Come True – Martin Schließler)

Michael Pause | BR/Bergauf-Bergab | Germany | 21 Min. | German

Wenn Träume in Erfüllung gehen – Martin Schließler
(When Dreams Come True – Martin Schließler)

Michael Pause | BR/Bergauf-Bergab | Germany | 21 Min. | German

In 1994, on the occasion of Schließler’s 65th birthday, the “Bergauf-Bergab” mountaineering TV programme screened a portrait of this artistic all-rounder. The film observes Schließler working on a bust of Anderl Heckmair, accompanies him on a trip to the foot of Mount Alpspitze and grants many insights into a fascinating personality.

Die Eisberge über Feuerland – Abenteuer am Rande der Welt
(The Icy Mountains Above Tierra del Fuego – Adventure at the Edge of the World)

Martin Schließler | MS Worldwide Documentation and Art Film | Germany | 45 Min. | German

Die Eisberge über Feuerland – Abenteuer am Rande der Welt
(The Icy Mountains Above Tierra del Fuego – Adventure at the Edge of the World)

Martin Schließler | MS Worldwide Documentation and Art Film | Germany | 45 Min. | German

In 1972/73, Munich-based mountain guide Günter Sturm set off on a miniature expedition to Patagonia. Together with Argentinian friends, he aimed for the first ascent of a three-thousander towering above the inland ice. Schließler joined the effort and created a travel film about Patagonia and this undertaking.

Das Matterhorn (Mount Matterhorn)

Otto Guggenbichler | Germany | 42 Min. | German

Das Matterhorn (Mount Matterhorn)

Otto Guggenbichler | Germany | 42 Min. | German

Otto Guggenbichler and Martin Schließler crossed paths for the first time in 1958, when Guggenbichler was shooting a film about Mounts Zermatt and Matterhorn. Guggenbichler hired the climbing legend and cameraman from Baden-Baden specifically for shooting the ascent along the Hörnligrat Ridge to the summit of the “Horu”.

In conversation with the evening’s host, Michael Pause, Günter Sturm recalls his friend and tour partner Martin Schließler.

 

20:00 h | Medius
At the Edge of the Abyss
At the Edge of the Abyss

Wallride

Tom Dauer | Stefan Glowacz | Germany | 47 min | German

Wallride

Tom Dauer | Stefan Glowacz | Germany | 47 min | German

1,413 horizontal miles (2,274 km) and 151,522 vertical feet (46,184 m) by mountain bike. Mighty rock faces. Two first ascents. After numerous expeditions, climbing and adventure pro Stefan Glowacz and his tour partner Philipp Hans look for adventure at their doorstep. They cannot yet imagine the tribulations this sustainability-oriented ultra-transalpine quest holds in store for them.

In 2004, the director received the Prize in the Landscape category for “Die Alpen – Eine Reise durch Bayrisch-Afrika“ (The Alps – A Journey across Bavarian Africa) and in 2011 an Honourable Jury Mention for “Das zweite Leben des Tal Niv“ (The Second Life of Tal Niv).

Dhaulagiri is my Everest

Pavol Barabáš | K2 studio | Slovakia | 65 min | Slovak/ST German

Dhaulagiri is my Everest

Pavol Barabáš | K2 studio | Slovakia | 65 min | Slovak/ST German

In 1984, Zoltán Demján climbed two eight-thousanders without supplementary oxygen. First, he conquered the south face of Lhotse Shar, then the south pillar of Mount Everest, where the weather turned his descent into a dramatic experience. His first attempt at Dhaulagiri teaches him the lesson of a lifetime. What awaits him at its vertical southwest pillar is not only top difficulty climbing but also a life-changing realisation.

Pavol Barabáš’s film “Metamorphoses of the Tatra Mountains” received an Honourable Mention by the Jury in 2006.

20:00 h | Schalthaus
Women on the Mountain
Women on the Mountain

Gertrude's Peak - Zwei Frauen - zwei Welten - ein Berg (Gertrude’s Peak – Two Women – Two Worlds – One Mountain)

Daniel Anker | Switzerland | 98 min | German/ST English

Gertrude's Peak - Zwei Frauen - zwei Welten - ein Berg (Gertrude’s Peak – Two Women – Two Worlds – One Mountain)

Daniel Anker | Switzerland | 98 min | German/ST English

Two women, the same mountain peaks, the same passion: to discover paths that no one has ever walked before. In 1901, British mountaineer Gertrude Bell succeeded with a spectacular first ascent in the Engelhörner Mountains, a traditional limestone climbing area in the northern Bernese Alps. In the film, Monika Romang from the Bernese Oberland completes the sport climbing route “Queen of Desert” on Gertrudspitze’s west face, which she opened with Daniel Anker in 2015. Their tours take both women into the past and to their limits.

For “Schwerelos – Das Leben, ein Pfeifen” (Weightless – Life is Whistling), the director received an Honourable Mention by the Jury in 2021.

20:00 h | Quirinal
Mountain Culture
Mountain Culture

Royaye yek Asb (Dream of a Horse)

Marjan Khosravi | Milad Khosravi for Seven Springs Pictures | Iran | 25 min | Persian/ST German

Royaye yek Asb (Dream of a Horse)

Marjan Khosravi | Milad Khosravi for Seven Springs Pictures | Iran | 25 min | Persian/ST German

Shahnaz, the eldest daughter of a nomadic family, loves writing and her stories are inspired by her lifestyle. Her father wants to marry her off to improve the family’s situation, but Shahnaz wishes to pursue bigger dreams.

Trans Ligurien – im Paradies der Mountainbiker
(Trans Liguria – A Mountain Biking Paradise)

Michael Düchs | Bayerischer Rundfunk | Germany | 28 min | German

Trans Ligurien – im Paradies der Mountainbiker
(Trans Liguria – A Mountain Biking Paradise)

Michael Düchs | Bayerischer Rundfunk | Germany | 28 min | German

Old military trails and perfect single trails in the back country of Finale Ligure, Italy: a dreamscape to ride across by mountain bike. The landscape is characterized by ancient towns with narrow streets and sprawling mountains and hills. With Harald Philipp, Stefan Eberharter, Sonja Sanwald and Mathias Marschner, we experience a region where time seems to have been suspended.

Mon Viso – Traumberg im Piemont
(Monte Viso – Dream Mountain in the Piedmont)

Georg Bayerle | Bayerischer Rundfunk | Germany | 29 min | German

Mon Viso – Traumberg im Piemont
(Monte Viso – Dream Mountain in the Piedmont)

Georg Bayerle | Bayerischer Rundfunk | Germany | 29 min | German

In antiquity, Monte Viso was considered the highest mountain of the Alps – seen from the Po Valley, it looks like the mountain of all mountains. It presents an attraction not only for alpinists: the Po River’s source is legendary throughout northern Italy, and the special culture of the Piedmont only adds to that. For the “Bergauf-Bergab” TV show, Georg Bayerle scales Monte Viso and dives deep into the history and stories surrounding one of the most striking Alpine peaks.

Georg Bayerle’s film “Expedition in den Bayerischen Urwald” (Expedition into the Bavarian Jungle) received an Honourable Mention by the Jury in 2006.

Lo Combat (You Fight)

Gaël Truc | Aries Film | Italy | 15 min | Italian/ST English

Lo Combat (You Fight)

Gaël Truc | Aries Film | Italy | 15 min | Italian/ST English

On a cold and snowy winter night, a young veterinarian must fight against the unexpected adversities of life to prove to herself and to a rugged old mountain farmer that she is capable of doing her job well. Obstetrics performed for Bufera, the lead cow in the stable, turns into a battle between life and death.

20:00 h | Sporthalle
Fire, Ice and Water
Fire, Ice and Water

Back to Iran

Puria Ravahi | beech studios tree group | Germany | 37 min | German

Back to Iran

Puria Ravahi | beech studios tree group | Germany | 37 min | German

Due to the Islamic Revolution, Puria Ravahi’s family had to leave Iran in 1980. 36 years later, two trips with a friend take him back there: in 2016 to Puria’s birthplace Tehran and with skis to Mount Damavand (18,605 ft / 5,671 m). In 2022, they explore the Zagros Mountains by means of ski touring, including many four-thousanders, and they travel on to Shiraz. Puria hopes to visit his father there.

In 2017, Puria Ravahi received the German Alpine Club’s Award for the Best Film in the category Mountain Experience for “Last Exit”.

Gesichter mit Geschichten – Trude Dissertori
(Faces with Stories – Trude Dissertori)

Astrid Kofler | Audiovision | Italy | 12 min | German

Gesichter mit Geschichten – Trude Dissertori
(Faces with Stories – Trude Dissertori)

Astrid Kofler | Audiovision | Italy | 12 min | German

Trude Dissertori, born in 1932 in Tramin, has probably stood on every single South Tyrolean peak. She affectionately calls them “knotten”. No Sunday succeeded in keeping her captive at home. She hiked, climbed, travelled far. If you were to count the miles, she would have circumnavigated the world on cross-country skis.

Leap of Faith

Fulvio and Nicolò Mariani | ICEBERG-Film | Switzerland | 23 min | Italian/ST German

Leap of Faith

Fulvio and Nicolò Mariani | ICEBERG-Film | Switzerland | 23 min | Italian/ST German

Poncione d’Alnasca is a wild mountain overlooking the Verzasca Valley in the Swiss Canton of Ticino. In 2016, Matteo Della Bordella, together with friends, opened a new route on the 2,000-foot-high (600 m), dizzying south face, meeting a high degree of difficulty. He returns in 2020 with his climbing partner Alessandro Zeni. Within a few days, they manage to free climb the entire route. Certain jumps into the void to make the next foot hold are veritable leaps of faith.

Fulvio Mariani received an Honourable Mention by the Jury for his film “Afghan Winter” in 2016.

I am North

Jochen Schmoll | Helliventures Filmproduktion | Germany | 17 min | German

I am North

Jochen Schmoll | Helliventures Filmproduktion | Germany | 17 min | German

Alpinist Caro North always feels called – by the mountains, towards the wall, high up, no matter on which continent. At the age of 16, she already summits on Mount Aconcagua (22,837 ft / 6,961 m) in Argentina. Her expeditions to Patagonia, Alaska, Iran and the Himalayas shape the young alpinist, but also her experiences as a mountain guide in the local Swiss mountains. In this cinematic portrait, we follow her right there: up to the icy heights where Caro North feels most at home.

Jochen Schmoll’s films have already received numerous awards in Tegernsee.

Kjerag Solo

Alastair Lee | Posing Productions | Great Britain | 15 min | English

Kjerag Solo

Alastair Lee | Posing Productions | Great Britain | 15 min | English

Pete Whittaker, known for his world-class crack climbing and roped solo ascents, opens a new chapter on the Kjerag Big Wall (3,549 ft / 1,082 m) in Norway: He hopes to succeed with his first free solo ascent as well as his first big wall ascent without the protection of a rope. The camera zooms in close as he climbs the increasingly difficult and highly exposed line, grip by grip.

In 2010, Alastair Lee received the German Alpine Club Award in the category Mountain Adventure for “The Asgard Project”.