Sender Films has long been a leader in mountaineering and mountaineering documentary filmmaking. They were originally responsible for this Reel Rock Movie Tour، قیام دره And Dawn WallAll of this has had a profound effect on mountaineering culture, the way we look at leaders in the mountaineering world, and our own perspective.
Joins other movies in its collection. This characteristic of the prominent Canadian mountaineer, Mark Andre Leclerc, brings us to the mind of one of the leading young Alpine musicians in the world, because he climbs a lot after a hard climb.
Like Dawn Wall
Or Free solo
, The film examines not only the seriousness of this person, but also the strange elements of a climber. The bizarre lifestyle of Andre Andre’s earthen bags covers life on the stairs. This includes his experimental drug phase. And it obscures his obsession with hard and very serious mountain climbing, things that everyone is proud to do with their partner. And finally, the premature death of the young man covers …
This is a fascinating, funny and often scary movie. We will surely be transported to a different world, a world that is a return to the old climbers. Mark Andre did not post on social media, on the other hand some internet forums had no followers and did not even have a phone. We have to see an old adventurer doing things in a way that – at least in his mind – was very pure.
Marc Andre’s psychology in the film was a bit difficult. And maybe this is my age and my experience in managing people, but there is a moment in the film where filmmakers can not find the young climber. They have no idea where he is. And he certainly does not pick up his phone. They are frustrated, and in a way, it is easier to get into the minds of these people who are managing a project than the minds of a 20-year-old who does not believe in social media or phones …
And this is a weakness in the film. We think we know who Mark Andre is, but hardly. I’m not sure we got into him as much as we did in the minds of people like Tommy Caldwell or Alex Hannold in similar films. But I’m not sure it’s the filmmakers’ fault. Marc Andre was a difficult subject.
There is an adventure documentary that is a bit exaggerated with this type of film, and that is an external interpretation. Filmmakers find respected members of a particular community and ask them to talk about the adventures of the documentary. Inevitably, someone says, “Who is this man?” They say what one does is a “pioneer” or “future of sports.” And then – like with Free solo– They will talk about the danger that a person faces when completing their adventures.
To say in one paragraph that we did not know Mark Andre enough is a bit contradictory, while in the next paragraph I say that there is a lot of outside opinion about him. And it ‘s really hard to make a movie about someone like that. We want to know this person. We want to know their motives and who they are. But their motives and who they are are obscured by the fact that they are not fully interested in our interest in them … this is not what we are used to in the 21st century.
Let alone criticism, this is a good movie. And the film is tough.
There was no dry eye in the theater when Mark Andre’s death was announced late in the film. No. Maybe we didn’t know him as well as we could. We wanted to know him better. We wanted to understand him and see that he continues to succeed on the mountain.
But now he is gone …
And in His passing, we are left with what always stays with us when someone dies in the mountains: deep feelings of grief. Grief of losing a special person. As well as grief for that person’s family and friends.
The documentary team gave us an overview of this person’s life. And I feel grateful for that. We all met someone who left us very soon. In different ways, ClimberThe film was a beautiful and thoughtful memorial for Mark Andre Leclerc …
-Jason Di Martin