At the cinéma

The film festival from 14 to 19 june 2022

Cinéma Vox Chamonix

CINEMA THEATER 1 (FR)

Screening on Friday 17 June

The evening starts at 8pm

In competition

Summary

Widely hailed as the greatest mountaineer of his generation, Alex Lowe was a towering figure in the world of outdoor sports. He loomed even larger for his oldest son, Max, who was only 11 in 1999 when Alex was buried by an avalanche along with cameraman David Bridges while attempting to ski the north face of Mount Shishapangma in the Tibetan Himalaya. Seventeen years after their deaths, Lowe’s and Bridges’ bodies were found by two climbers attempting the same route, and in the following months, Lowe’s family journeyed to the remote mountain to recover them.

In the powerful and deeply moving new documentary TORN, director Max Lowe examines the long-buried feelings unearthed for him and his family, including his mother, Jennifer; his younger brothers, Sam and Isaac; and his stepfather, Conrad Anker, Alex’s climbing partner and best friend.

  • Director

    Max Lowe
  • With

  • Country

    USA
  • Release date

    2021
  • Duration

    92 minutes

Bande annonce

The choice of the festival

Going through the process of mourning on camera is always delicate. Even more so when an entire family is questioning the void left by the death of a father, husband who was arguably the best climber of his time, Alex Lowe. Max, his oldest son, is one of National Geographic’s leading filmmakers. He was only 11 years old when his father died. He puts his camera in the heart of the family home in Montana, and through conversations with his mother Jenni, his younger brothers Sam and Isaac and Alex’s best friend and now his stepfather: Conrad Anker. A modest and moving film.

The projection

  • Screening date

    Friday 17 June – 20:00
  • Place of screening

    Cinéma Vox Chamonix
  • In the presence of

    Jennifer Lowe and Conrad Anker

Book your evening of 17 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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