ANNAPURNA PREMIER 8000 A' SKI
France / 1979 / 90'
Through the scenes of a climb at Annapurna, the film proposes a comparisons between the Nepalese spirituality and Western alpinistic philosophy.
Bernard Germain graduated from the Paris Sorbonne University; he is a mountain guide. He runs La Montagne et l'Alpinisme, the magazine of the French Alpine Club. He has made several films which have influenced mountain cinema, including Annapurna - 1.er 8000 à ski, Un pic pour Lénin, Le concerto d'Alaska, winning the City of Trento Grand Prize in 1983, and Désire d'Everest, which won the Golden Gentian for Best Mountaineering Film in 1991.