“Face au Vide”/”Facing the Void”, France

Bulgarian premiere:

“Face au Vide”/”Facing the Void”

Country: France

Year: 2020

Director: Marc Brulard

Duration: 52`

Description: In the collective imagination, mountaineering is seen as an elitist and dangerous activity. When the mainstream press talks about mountaineering, it is generally to relate a drama or an exploit. The mountaineers are then placed in two categories. On the one hand, reckless supermen, engaged in a death struggle with the mountains. On the other, irresponsible unconscious people, that it is too often necessary to get out of a bad patch by mobilizing important means of rescue. But does this negative image of mountaineering match reality? What if mountaineering had another face, that of a little-known

practice, more widespread than one thinks? What if mountaineering was not only a matter of supermen, but also had a feminine face?

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