el Documental del mes May 2016


Eliza Kubarska

2015 72 min.

Original Version with Catalan or Spanish subtitles
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Technical specs

    • Director and writer: Eliza Kubarska
    • Director of photography: Radek Ladczuk
    • Editor: Bartosz Pietras
    • Sound: Mariusz Bielecki
    • Music: Michal Jacaszek
    • Producers: Katarzyna Slescika, Monika Braid
    • Suitable for all audiences



In the summer of 1986, several dozen alpinists from all over the world meet at the Base Camp of K2, second highest summit on the planet. Their goal is to climb this extremely difficult, rarely conquered, 8-thousand meter peak.

“K2- touching the sky” is an emotional film set against breathtaking vistas of Karakorum Mountains. It is a multilayered psychological portrait of people who are coping to understand the choices of their parents or their own passion. Filmmakers were allowed unique access to private letters, audio tapes and films of the protagonists, including Kurt Diemberger’s – a legend of alpinism, the only living person who climbed two 8 thousand meters peaks as first man ever (in 1957 and 1960).

About direction (Eliza Kubarska)

Eliza Kubarska, is an author of award winning feature documentaries such as:  “What Happened on Pam Island” (aka “Mountain Love Story”) set in Greenland, and “Walking Under Water”, about the sea nomads in Borneo,   winner of Hot Docs Special Jury Prize.

Awards & Festivals

  • Festival del Film Locarno – Official Selection. Switzerland, 2015
  • Krakow Film Festival – Official Selection. Poland, 2015.
  • BANFF Mountain Film Festival – Best Film. Canada, 2015.
  • Kendal Mountain Festival – Jury Award. United Kingdom, 2015
  • Torelló Mountain Film - Best Film of Mountain Culture and "Flor de Neu de Plata". Spain, 2015