Diagonale
Festival of Austrian Film
March 21–26, 2023, Graz

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Mount St. Elias
Documentary Film, AT 2009, Farbe, 101 min.
Diagonale 2010

Director, Script, Editor: Gerald Salmina
Cast: Axel Naglich, Jon Johnston, Peter Ressmann
Camera: Gerald Salmina, Günther Göberl
Location Sound: Andreas Frei, Alex Trost, Eckehard Braun, Christof Mangold
Music: Andreas Frei, Ludwig Heili, Matt Reardon
Sounddesign: Andreas Frei
Producers: Gerald Salmina
Production: Planet Watch Film

 

Driven by visions of the longest ski-run in the world, and the overcoming of human and personal limits, three of the world’s best alpine skiers are drawn to the summit of the temperamental and inhospitable Mount St. Elias. The picture book panoramas of the snow-covered giant only momentarily distract from the pitfalls and dangers of the daredevil escapade. On the mountain there are no second takes – every moment, every take could make the difference between success and disaster, between life and death.