At the cinéma

The film festival from 14 to 19 june 2022

In the Footsteps of Lucy Walker

Cinéma Vox Chamonix


Screening on Wednesday 15 June

The evening starts at 8pm

En compétition


150 years after the ascent of the Matterhorn by Lucy Walker, the first woman to achieve this feat, Marie-France Hendrikx, historian and mountain enthusiast, decides to investigate this largely unknown English woman – one of the pioneers of mountaineering. She revisits Walker’s climb of the Matterhorn, in the same conditions and in period clothing.

  • Director

    Michaël Rouzeau & Gaëlle May
  • With

    Marie-France Hendrikx
  • Country

  • Release date

  • Duration

    67 minutes

The choice of the festival

On 22 July 1871, an English climber stood at the top of the Matterhorn, only 6 years after the first (and tragic) ascent by Whymper and Michel Croz. Lucy Walker was not regarded as a heroine by everyone. Some found it shameful that a woman in a skirt should succeed where so many men had failed! 150 years later, historian (and mountain enthusiast) Marie-France Hendrikx follows in the footsteps of the British pioneer. With the same equipment (including skirts), she tells the story of Lucy’s destiny and that of the first female climbers.

The projection

  • Screening date

    Wednesday 15 June – 20:00
  • Place of screening

    Cinéma Vox Chamonix
  • In the presence of

    Michaël Rouzeau
    Gaëlle May
    Marie-France Hendrikx
    Laurent Grichting

Book your evening of 15 June 2022

  • The 3 films of the evening in cinema theatre 2 (FR) in French version

Ticketing info

  • 1 night = 3 films

  • Buy your seats in person

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