PÖFF : 2021 : BNFF

European premiere

Torn

Local title
Lõhki rebitud
Title in Russian
Разбитые
Director
Max Lowe
Country
USA
Year
2021
Festival
25th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
Estonian Olympic Committee Sports Film Programme
Genre
tragedy, drama
Subject
family relations, love, grief, nature, sport, biography

On Oct. 5, 1999, legendary climber Alex Lowe was tragically lost alongside cameraman and fellow climber David Bridges in a deadly avalanche on the slopes of the Tibetan mountain, Shishapangma. Miraculously surviving the avalanche was Alex’s best friend and climbing partner, renowned mountaineer Conrad Anker. After the tragedy, Anker and Alex’s widow, Jennifer, fell in love and married, and Anker stepped in to help raise Alex’s three sons.

“Torn” delivers a profoundly intimate look at the Lowe-Anker family using never-before-released archival footage of the ill-fated 1999 expedition, early footage of Alex and Anker as young climbers, personal home videos and strikingly candid interviews with the Lowe-Ankers, the film will follow Max in his quest to understand his iconic late father as he explores family’s complex relationships in the wake of his father’s death.

Director
Max Lowe
Screenwriter
Michael Harte
Cast
Conrad Anker, Alex Lowe
Producer
Jonathan Chinn, Simon Chinn, Chris Murphy
DoP
Logan Schneider
Editor
Michael Harte
Music
Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans
Production
National Geographic Documentary Films
Runtime
Language
English
Director
Max Lowe

Max Lowe

Torn (2021)

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Screenings

Hall 7 Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening070505 / Lõhki rebitud
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Hall 4 Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening091305 / Lõhki rebitud
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Hall 8 Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening120605 / Lõhki rebitud
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