Mountain (2016)

  • Documentary
  • 1h 14m
“What is this strange force that draws us upwards?”

Narrated by the one and only Willem Dafoe, Mountain is a sublimely beautiful cinematic and musical collaboration between the Australian Chamber Orchestra and celebrated Australian director Jennifer Peedom (Sherpa), which explores our obsession with the lofty landforms we call 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? Mountain shows us the spellbinding force of high places – and their ongoing power to shape our lives and our dreams.

“Spectacular, thrilling and sublime” — Margaret Pomeranz


Jennifer Peedom