Report – Mountains on Stage Winter Edition 2019

18 countries, 120 cities, protagonists present throughout Europe in front of nearly 90,000 spectators!

Thanks to the amazing public everywhere we have been!

The following report recounts this beautiful Winter edition:

For this Winter Edition, 5 movies were planned:

-"Félicité" with Pierre Hourticq, Victor De Le Rue and Jeremie Heitz

-"Changabang" with Sébastien Ratel, Léo Billon and Sébastien Moatti from the GMHM (French High Mountain Military Group)

-"Blutch" with Jean Yves Fredriksen

-"Coconut Connection" with Sean Villanueva and Nicolas Favresse accompany the famous group of alpinists the “Ragni Di Lecco”

-"This Mountain life" with Martina and Tania Halik

If the mountains could talk, what would they say? Follow ski and snowboard royalty Pierre Hourticq, Victor De Le Rue and Jeremie Heitz as they find themselves immersed in the steep lines, and the alpine world of the Mont Blanc Massif. A selection of breathtaking images that offer a glimpse at the reasons that these athletes push the edge, exploring mountains as beautiful as they are dangerous. This is "Félicité".

Imagine this: you’re hanging from ice axes on a hold only a few millimeters big, over 1000 meters above the ground. On a mythical mountain in the indian Himalayas. Committed to follow the steps of three roped up Englishmen, Sébastien Ratel, Léo Billon and Sébastien Moatti from the GMHM (French High Mountain Military Group) invite us to join them on an alpine style ascent in "Changabang". They share some of the most beautiful alpine images we've seen in a long time….. And all we can say is that we hope you’re not afraid of heights. 

Have you heard about Jean Yves Fredriksen’s complete himalayan crossing, via paraglide flight and bivouac? Probably not, and yet, it is possibly one of the most extraordinary adventures of the 21st century! "Blutch" revisits the most incredible moments of Jean-Yves 4 month trip. Alone, with his camera and his violin as his only companions, Jean-Yves shares the highs, lows, fears and doubts which follow him on this wonderful and sometimes hostile flight. Breathtaking landscape, unforgettable encounters, commitment and poetry, it’s a cocktail you won't want to put down.

Our favourite Belgians are back on the big screen with "Coconut Connection" for a delicious mix of humour, climbing and music! Sean Villanueva and Nicolas Favresse accompany the famous group of alpinists the “Ragni Di Lecco” as they return to Baffin Island for a third expedition. Their objective: new unclimbed big walls. But to reach these incredible walls they first need to traverse frozen fjords on skis or kayaks. Their Hysterical storytelling makes laughter guaranteed. 

Traversing Canada from South to North, across the most rugged terrain in North America. A six-month trip to cover 2300 kilometers… This is not Mike Horn’s latest stunt, but a mum-daughter adventure by Martina and Tania Halik (who turned 60 during the trip!). A beautiful journey in magical surroundings, made special by this incredible duo. "This Mountain Life" is Unforgettable! 

Thanks to all the protagonists on stage, to the public, and to our partners, for making this evening possible!

Le Festival du Film de Montagne
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