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Antarctica: Ice and Sky

Antarctica: Ice and Sky

About the Film

Claude Lorius discovered his destiny at the age of 23 when he joined an expedition to the world’s southernmost continent in 1955, land essentially untouched by scientific experiment. Lorius would go on to participate in twenty-two polar expeditions, facing unforgiving conditions and brutal personal challenges in an effort to discover the planet’s secrets held in small bubbles of air deep beneath the surface. Through remarkable archival footage and stunning drone cinematography, Lorius revisits the part of the world he knows best and recounts his story, from his first tentative steps as a young glaciologist to the crowning achievement of his career, receiving the Blue Planet Prize in 2008. Equal parts contemplative memoir and ardent call to action, ANTARCTICA: ICE AND THE SKY is the culmination of sixty years of discovery, an epic tale where science and adventure meet. 

Director: Luc Jacquet

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

  • Official Selection - Festival de Cannes 2016
  • Official Selection - Vancouver International Film Festival
  • Official Selection - COLCOA 2016
  • Official Selection - Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital 2016

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
Running Time: 1h 29m
Screen Ratio: 1.78:1
Sound: Dolby 5.1

Antarctica: Ice and Sky - Press Page

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Awards & Festivals

  • Official Selection - Festival de Cannes 2016
  • Official Selection - Vancouver International Film Festival
  • Official Selection - COLCOA 2016
  • Official Selection - Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital 2016

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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