The film is the portrait of the alpine guide Francoise Aubert, a young 29 year old woman who has a profession rarely chosen by women. It is a job she has been doing for more or less ten years and it has given her a lot of satisfactions. Franciose conquer the mountain alone and she is gald that she has achieved something new, something that other people thought she was hardly likely to achieve and which she has managed to combine with her feminity.
Jean Afanassieff is a French mountaineer, director, cameraman and producer. He has made 11 films that have featured and won awards at major mountain film festivals, including Trento, Banff, San Sebastian, Les Diablerets, Graz, Katowice, Telluride, La Plagne, Antibes, and Autrans. In 1978, he became the first French mountaineer to climb Everest. In 1979, he set a new world record for high-altitude downhill skiing (8,300 metres). He has taken part in a range of expeditions, including the first ascent of Mont Ross (Kerguelen Islands) and the first ascent of the north face of Mount Fitz Roy (Patagonia). His love of mountaineering and the mountains led him to become a mountain guide and technical consultant. In 1991, he was a jury member of the international TrentoFilmfestival.