At the cinéma

The film festival from 14 to 19 june 2022

Barefoot Charles

Cinéma Vox Chamonix


Screening on Thursday 16 June

The evening starts at 8pm

En compétition


The Reel Rock team, led by Peter Mortimer, continues its world tour of the most fascinating characters on the climbing planet. The bouldering site in the Fontainebleau forest saw the birth of sport climbing in the 1930s. Today it is one of the world’s leading bouldering sites. Director Josh Lowell turned his camera on an unknown climber, Charles Albert, who seems to have stepped out of a medieval legend. His uniqueness: he climbs barefoot and opens the hardest bouldering routes of today.

  • Director

    Josh Lowell
  • With

    Charles Albert
  • Country

  • Release date

  • Duration

    28 minutes

Bande annonce

The choice of the festival

A rumour is rustling among the ferns of the Fontainebleau forest. Some say that a strange climber haunts the boulders, winter and summer. Some call him Mowgli. He appears at the foot of the most extreme routes to climb them barefoot, without a crash pad, discreetly, smiling. Others testify to having heard him sing old French songs in a baritone voice. Others still say that he lives alone like a sage, in a cave, and that he makes his wine by trampling on bunches of wild vines… Legend? Reality? Who is he? Forget any reference to climbing films, you have an appointment with Charles, one of the most incredible climbers on the planet.

The projection

  • Screening date

    Thursday 16 June – 20:00
  • Place of screening

    Cinéma Vox Chamonix
  • In the presence of

    Peter Mortimer

Book your evening of 16 June 2022

  • The 3 films of the evening in cinema theatre 1 (FR) in French version

Ticketing info

  • 1 night = 3 films

  • Buy your seats in person

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