Synopsis

Oscar-winning filmmaker Luc Jacquet (March of the Penguins) tells the inspiring story of Claude Lorius, an 82-year-old glaciologist who has dedicated his life to studying the icescapes of Antarctica. His groundbreaking discoveries would sound the alarm for the global warming crisis and expose humankind’s devastating impact on the Earth’s climate. In Ice and the Sky, Jacquet joins Lorius as he journeys to Antarctica one final time, 60 years after first setting foot on the continent. Accompanied by breathtaking landscape photography and a fascinating array of archival footage from his many expeditions, Lorius reflects on his life’s work - the great successes and the punishing hardships suffered during his decades on the ice. Both a powerful call-to-action on climate change and a forceful rebuke to those in denial, Ice and the Sky is an essential and profoundly human portrait of one man’s dedication to uncovering the secrets of the planet at the heart of a frozen world.

Director

Luc Jacquet

Cast

Claude Lorius: Featuring


Crew

Luc Jacquet: Director Richard Grandpierre: Producer Frédéric Doniguian: Executive producer Vincent Demarthe: Production manager Stéphane Martin: Director of photography Stéphane Mazalaigue: Editor Cyrille Aufort: Original music

Details

Original title: La Glace et le Ciel DVD catalogue number: ART779DVD

Awards

Official selection, 2015 Cannes Film Festival




Out now on DVD & on demand

GENRE: Documentary

CERTIFICATE: U

DIRECTOR: Luc Jacquet

CAST:
Claude Lorius: Featuring
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CREW:
Luc Jacquet: Director
Richard Grandpierre: Producer
Frédéric Doniguian: Executive producer
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DURATION: 89 Mins

COUNTRIES: France

LANGUAGES: French

AWARDS:
Official selection, 2015 Cannes Film Festival

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Reviews


  • “Personal and reflective”

    Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian


  • “A fascinating, intimate human tale with a deep, ingrained and profound message”

    Stefan Pape, HeyUGuys


  • “Serves as a concise, alarming and all-too urgent summary of the state of our planet from a scientific standpoint”

    Alan Laidlaw, The List


  • “Awe-inspiring... an extraordinarily engaging documentary that boasts spectacular vistas, breathtaking adventures, on-camera plane crashes and scientific revelations”

    Mark Kermode, The Observer


  • “Compelling”

    Kevin Maher, The Times


  • “A head-on challenge to climate change deniers”

    Andrew Pulver, The Guardian

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