Source: The Hollywood Reporter
One year after “Free Solo” won the best documentary feature Oscar and a month after “The Cave” was nominated for it, another project from National Geographic Documentary Films could be headed for awards season attention.
“Torn” — like “Free Solo,” a documentary feature that illustrates the risks and rewards of extreme climbing by chronicling the experiences of some of the world’s greatest extreme climbers — is now in post-production and will be released in theaters later this year.
The film marks the directorial debut of Max Lowe, who turns his lens on his own family as the body of his father, legendary climber Alex Lowe, is located 17 years after his death in an avalanche on the Himalayan peak Mount Shishapangma, alongside that of his cameraman and fellow climber David Bridges.
Renowned mountaineer Conrad Anker, Alex’s best friend and climbing partner, miraculously survived the avalanche, and went on to marry Alex’s widow and helped to raise his three sons, including Max.
Read the story at The Hollywood Reporter.
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