An epic cinematic and musical collaboration between Sherpa filmmaker Jennifer Peedom and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, that explores humankind's fascination with high places. Narrated by Willem Dafoe.

Fellow collaborators to this unique project are British writer Robert Macfarlane (author of the award-winning Mountains of the Mind) and leading high altitude cinematographer Renan Ozturk (Sherpa, Meru). Richard Tognetti's recorded score is stunning; soaring as the camera climbs vertiginous slopes or swoops across rocky peaks. With all this earthly beauty, it's hard to believe that only three centuries ago, the idea of conquering a peak was considered crazy. Mountains were once solely places of peril, not beauty. The absorbing narration traces our modern day fascination – our irresistible and sometimes fatal attraction to the dizzying heights. Peedom's follow-up to Sherpa (SFF 2015) is a suitably uplifting, symphonic ode to high places.

Festival guest: Jennifer Peedom

VIVID Live, Sydney Film Festival and the Australian Chamber Orchestra are proud to present Mountain LIVE, the World Premiere of Jennifer Peedom’s Mountain with live musical score by the ACO, at the Opera House on Monday 12 June, 3:00pm. Tickets can be booked on the Sydney Opera House website

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Jennifer Peedom


70 mins


All Ages


Jennifer Peedom, Robert Macfarlane

Jo-Anne McGowan

Renan Ozturk

Christian Gazai, Scott Gray

Special Presentations, Music, Sport, Environmental, Asia, Indian subcontinent, Arts

Distributor: Madman Entertainment