Friday, February 22, 2008

BANFF Mountain Film Festival

Cornell is hosting the BANFF Mountain Film Festival tonight (2/22):

Here is one of the films being featured:

La Ventana Venezuela, 2007, 21 minutes Directed and produced by Federico Pisani Focus: Mountaineering Rating: General
The landscape in Patagonia is breathtaking, and so is its bad weather. In this film, a group of Venezuelans are determined to write their own story on Cerro Torre and St. Exupery, beautiful and icy giants of granite. But only the winds decide when. Patience and motivation are essential in order to endure the harsh conditions. Sometimes, the mountains show themselves in their best light and allow us to visit this vertical and forbidden world.

How's that for an "operatic" depiction of landscape?

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