- All cinematheque content is available indefinitely
- Discounted rates apply to guest content
Dir.: Eliza Kubarska
When a Sherpa family is asked by a group of westerners to lead a trek up the never-conquered east wall of the imposing Kumbhakarna Mountain in Nepal, they’re confronted with a dilemma. Not only is the summit reputed to be more challenging than Mount Everest, but according to the local Kirant religion, it’s a sacred mountain that is not supposed to be ascended. While the father would like to earn the money necessary for his son’s education, the mother, a fierce woman who supports her boy’s dream of becoming a doctor, is adamant that they shouldn’t hike God’s body. Director Eliza Kubarska follows the expedition after the family agrees to guide the three foreigners, nego- tiating as best they can the pressure to finish the climb, the dangerous conditions and their own religious beliefs. Herself an experienced alpinist, Kubarska captures breathtaking images of the majestic landscape. (94 min., Tibetan, Nepali, Eng., Russ. & Pol., Eng. & Heb. subt.)
If the subtitles do not appear, please press the subtitles button in the player (the square with the lines). To change subtitles language, please press the settings button in the player.
Still ph.: Piotr Rosołowski
We recommend that you view the website in vertical mode.
It seems that you have not yet verified your email address, which is why signup has not been completed. Now is the time to open the email we’ve sent you and click on the link inside.
We’ve just sent you an email!
To verify your email address, you must click on the link we sent you within the next 24 hours. in the meantime, carry on enjoying the site content!
An e-mail was sent to you. To recover the password, click on the link.
There is a problem to recover the password, please try again.
This option is only available to registered users.
Registration is free and recommended for everyone – Registered users can save and rate films, write and share personal reviews, and lots more.
This will close in 0 seconds