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Antarctica: Ice and Sky

Antarctica: Ice and Sky

“... a powerful testament, and one that ought to have a considerable impact.” - The Guardian

Antarctica: Ice and Sky

About the Film

From Oscar®-winning director Luc Jacquet (March of the Penguins) comes a stirring portrait of French glaciologist, Claude Lorius, whose groundbreaking research in Antarctica gave us the first clear evidence of man-made global climate change. 

Lorius discovered his destiny as a college student when he joined an expedition to Antarctica in 1955; land essentially untouched by scientific experiment. He would go on to participate in twenty-two expeditions during his long career, facing unforgiving conditions and brutal personal challenges that were rewarded with an amazing discovery: using ice cores thousands of meters deep, tiny air bubbles suspended in the ice reveal the composition of the planet’s atmosphere over nearly a million years. Through remarkable archival footage and stunning drone cinematography, Antarctica: Ice and Sky is an epic tale where science and adventure meet, equal parts contemplative memoir and an ardent call to action.

Director: Luc Jacquet
Release Date: 01/20/17

Reactions

“Gorgeously choreographed shots, many of them filmed with the help of drones by outstanding cinematographer Stephane Martin.” - Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter

“This is a powerful testament, and one that ought to have a considerable impact.” Mark Kermode, The Guardian

Awards & Festivals

  • Closing Night Film - 2015 Festival de Cannes
  • Official Selection - 2015 Vancouver International Film Festival
  • Official Selection - 2016 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital
  • Official Selection - 2016 San Francisco Green Film Festival
  • Official Selection - 2016 Traverse City Film Festival
  • Official Selection - 2016 Martha's Vineyard Environmental Film Festival
  • Official Selection - 2016 Seattle International Film Festival

Cast & Crew

Crew

Director: Luc Jacquet
Featuring : Claude Lorius
Producer: Richard Grandpierre
Executive Producer: Frederic Doniguian
Editing: Stephane Mazalaigue
Cinematography: Stephane Martin
Production Manager: Vincent Demarthe
Music: Laurie Anderson

Technical Info

Production Year: 2016
Release Date: 01/20/17
Running Time: 1h 29m
Screen Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound: Dolby 5.1
Color: Color

Theaters

New York
New York
1/20/17
Chicago
Illinois
1/27/17
Albuquerque
New Mexico
1/27/17

Antarctica: Ice and Sky - Press Page

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Awards & Festivals

  • Closing Night Film - 2015 Festival de Cannes
  • Official Selection - 2015 Vancouver International Film Festival
  • Official Selection - 2016 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital
  • Official Selection - 2016 San Francisco Green Film Festival
  • Official Selection - 2016 Traverse City Film Festival
  • Official Selection - 2016 Martha's Vineyard Environmental Film Festival
  • Official Selection - 2016 Seattle International Film Festival

Reactions

“Gorgeously choreographed shots, many of them filmed with the help of drones by outstanding cinematographer Stephane Martin.” - Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter

“This is a powerful testament, and one that ought to have a considerable impact.” Mark Kermode, The Guardian

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