Best Mountaineering Film: The Bride, Hugo Clouzot, France
The main jury of Echo decided on several categories this year. Among them: best feature film, best climbing film, best mountaineering film, best culture & nature film and the Grand Prix.
The decisions were read by Ivo Baru - a member of the jury, who said about the winning film in the Best Mountaineering Film category, "Nuptce":
A sharp intersection of human obsessiveness and inexhaustible motivation to achieve the imagined climbing project at any cost. A story woven from a narrative about friendship, the irrational fixation towards the top and the imaginary line, but also the loss of meaning in trying to repeat something that was initially so mesmerizing. All this crowned with a supreme alpine-style climb and opening the box with the still-unguessed answer – why are we ever ready for all that?