The Wall of Shadows

Duration: 98 min
Country of production: Germany, Poland, Sweden
Year of production: 2020
Director: Eliza Kubarska
Editing: Barbara Toennieshen
Producer: Monika Braid, Umit Uludag, Kaspar Winkler / Braidmade Films

In February 2019, an expedition composed of the best alpinists in the world sets off to reach the Wall of Shadows – Jannu/Khumbakarna. The participants are: the Pole – Marcin Tomaszewski, and the Russians – Dmitri Golovchenko and Sergey Nilov, awarded twice for their achievements with a mountaineering version of the Oscar – the Piolet d’Or, Golden Ice Axe. The expedition is accompanied by the entire Sherpa family. A helicopter with the alpinists lands in the village. Unfortunately, the heavy snowfall will follow the expedition every step of the way and is just one of many hurdles to be faced. Will the gods of Kumbhakarna forgive people their audacity?