Gerwentil is the historic name of the Karwendel Mountains – the largest protected area in Tyrol and the largest nature park in Austria.
Especially in winter, parts of the mountains are of a wildness and solitude that can hardly be found in our latitudes, an ideal place for adventures. In this two years filmproject images of the mountains were created from new perspectives and of extraordinary beauty.
The story of the film begins at Ahornboden, at the northern entrance to the
Karwendel range. Centuries-old maple trees lose their autumn dress and prepare for the
dark time of the year. As Winter begins, freeriders set off into the mountains in
search of unknown terrain and new challenges. What they don’t know is that there is
something out there watching every move, trying to understand the reason behind
those risky decisions.
Two years of work and passion went into the film, which was financed exclusively
through crowdfunding. Not only are images of breathtaking beauty on display, but
also, from the perspective of the narrator, the ambivalence of such adventures
becomes an issue: is it morally justifiable to penetrate a world populated by rare
animals and plants just because discovering the new is so appealing.
In cinemas in fall 2021, for more info on screenings @ www.freeride-filmfestival.com
A film by Philipp & Christoph Kaar // A Twin Thing Film
Idea by Victor Heim, Christoph Kaar, Philipp Kaar
Riding by Victor Heim, Simon Partl, Tobias Wohlmannstetter
VO by Martin Leutgeb
Color by Lukas Cairns
SFX/Master by Florian Falkenberger
Theme Song by Julian Kossmann
Animations by Philipp Kaar
Drone by Lukas Auer
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