Sherpa director Jennifer Peedom returns to the mountains that so captivate her to explore that very captivation, hers and humanity's, in a unique cinematic and musical collaboration with the Australian Chamber Orchestra. 

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The seemingly very human desire to seek out the top of the world, often at considerable cost to limb or even life, is only a few hundred years old. But from the moment the mountains cast their spell on us, we never looked back – or down, as the case may be.

With the multi-sensory Mountain, the director of MIFF 2015 hit Sherpa investigates this phenomenon. Collaborating with Renan Ozturk and other leading high-altitude cinematographers, bestselling author Robert Macfarlane (Mountains of the Mind) and the Australian Chamber Orchestra's artistic director Richard Tognetti, Peedom has framed a breathtaking visual opus. Tognetti composed a bespoke soundscape for the images featuring works by Beethoven, Chopin, Vivaldi, Grieg and Corelli, alongside new compositions of his own; Macfarlane wrote a sparse, poetic narration for Willem Dafoe.

Together, they have created an unforgettable cine-sonic journey through awe-inspiring vistas seldom visited but often dreamed about.

(Synopsis from Melbourne Film Festival Program)