Documentary ‘Mountain’ will leave you as breathless as the views.

Many documentaries seek to enrich the lives of an audience through an exploration of a time, an area, or even an individual. These are the expectations set up by traditional documentaries seen the world over and these are the expectations that documentarian Jennifer Peedom (Miracle on Everest) breaks in Mountain, a film that’s more a meditation on man’s relationship with nature’s grandest and cruelest stoic sentinels than an exploration of any specific mountain or climber. Rather, Peedom combines untitled imagery of mountains across the world with music from the Australian Chamber Orchestra and narration from Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project) that samples British mountaineer Robert Macfarlane’s memoir Mountains of the Mind. This shift in approach will shock audiences, yet, if they can accept that Mountain is singular in purpose and vision, then they will find themselves in a literal jaw-dropping experience.

To learn more, head to FilmFed for the complete, spoiler-free review of the documentary Mountain.


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