Free SoloJimmy Chin en Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Alex Honnold is a legend in the world of free-solo climbing: mountaineering without any safety equipment. At a high altitude, any small mistake can be fatal. At the age of 30, Alex wants to overcome one more challenge: the ascent of El Capitan, a 900 meter mountain wall in Yosemite National Park. Free Solo follows Alex in this frightening and breathtaking adventure. A pure thriller and the report of an incredibly impressive, crazy venture.

No ropes, no armor, just a bag of chalk and his bare hands. That is how Alex Honnold climbs mountains. Not many people dare to pursue their passion with a fearlessness like Alex's. Where our fantasies stop, his adventure begins: he wants to climb El Capitan as the first free-solo climber. Filmmaker and friend Jimmy Chin follows him as he prepares for this last challenge. A film adaptation of an adventure that could have a fatal outcome. A risk not only for Honnold but also for the film crew. A nerve-racking, exciting and special experience captured as a visual spectacle, thanks to new camera technologies, such as drone images and super-long zoom lenses. Free Solo is a breathtaking, unprecedented feat. THE SCREENING OF 4/04 IS SOLD OUT!

Vertoond op editie(s) 2019
Screened at edition(s) 2019


Directed by Jimmy Chin en Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
2018 101 min.

Subtitles: Dutch




Jimmy Chin en Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

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National Geographic Documentary Films, Little Monster Films, Itinerant Media, Image Nation


Jimmy Chin, Clair Popkin, Mikey Schaefer


Bob Eisenhardt


Marco Beltrami

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