LDF 2017
Festival of International Documentaries



K2. Touching the Sky

Elisa Kubarska – Poland – 2015 - 72 mts.

Yann Coridian

The children of acclaimed alpinists - who died on K2, in Karakorum Mountains -

undertake an expedition to answer universal question: what is the price of passion.

In the summer of 1986, several dozen alpinists from all over the world met to climb

K2, second highest mountain on the planet. Very soon the season transforms into a

series of tragic events called “black summer”, leaving 13 climbers dead.

Almost 30 years later, Eliza Kubarska, the director of the film, together with an

international group of grown-up children of acclaimed climbers, sets out on an

expedition to reach K2 base camp, symbolic burial place for those who lost their lives

on the mountain. Hania Piotrowska, Łukasz Wolf, Lindsey and Chris Tullis will

challenge themselves to face the past and to understand the force that once

seduced their parents and eventually killed them. On the other hand, Eliza, being a

woman and an experienced alpinist, asks herself questions: Is my passion worth the

risk? Should I have a child? ries are less about


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