Slovakia / 2004 / 10'
The Tatra Mountains, the highest range between the Alps and tjhe Caucasus, belong partly to Poland and partly to Slovakia. The film recounts the mystery of these mountains and of mankind whose essence is hidden in the depths of nature. A man will never be able to understand the absolute , trascendent value of nature, but he can touch it learn its feature and love it through humbleness. Revealing the forces of nature becomes a journey into the soul of the human being.
Pavol Bàrabaš graduated from the Slovak University of Technology. He has worked as an cameraman and director for SportFilm, advertising agency Erpo and for K2 Studio. He has made television commercials and numerous mountain films in which he documents the lives of people living in extreme conditions. He has also made ski-training videos and promotional films for the Tatra Mountains and the Caucasus. His work has won a range of awards at Slovakia’s Poprad Festival. In 1999, he won the Gran Premio “Città di Trento” for his film “118 Days in Captivity of Ice”. He has also entered a range of other films at the festival.