• 79'
  • Netherlands
  • 2021

Three hikers meet shortly before climbing a mountain together. They discuss their expectations briefly in voice-over. It is not until fifteen minutes later that we see them – as unrecognisable dots on the landscape. They never lose this nullifying anonymity, neither do they speak again. The protagonist here is not the people setting out to climb the mountain, but rather the mountain itself. Valleys cloaked in powdery snow, eroded rock formations and majestic peaks are all depicted in crystal-clear black and white. Here it is man who has to adapt, picking a path step by tentative step, hoping that the mountain will not block the way.

Dated film footage of a rescue team suddenly interrupts the majestic flow of the silent landscape. A minimalist soundscape mixes wind, the buzzing of insects, rushing water and rolling thunder into a symphony of natural forces. Here, thoughts disappear and a connection to the earth is forged. BERG is a highly aesthetic landscape experience, with a spiritual charge.

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    • From Sunday 06 June 12:00Sun 06 Jun 12:00
    • to Wednesday 09 June 20:00Wed 09 Jun 20:00
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  • Physical
    Friday 04 June 2021
    Pathé 4
    With live Q&A+NL subtitles
  • Physical
    Saturday 05 June 2021
    LantarenVenster 6
    With live Q&A+NL subtitles
  • Physical
    Saturday 05 June 2021
    KINO 4
    NL subtitles
  • Physical
    Sunday 06 June 2021
    Cinerama 1
    NL subtitles
  • Physical
    Sunday 06 June 2021
    Cinerama 5
    NL subtitles
Joke Olthaar
World premiere
Country of production
Production Year
Festival Edition
IFFR 2021
Czech, Croatian, Hungarian
Marc Thelosen
Production Company
Joke Olthaar
André Schreuders
Katarina Türler
Sound Design
Hugo Dijkstal
Rutger Zuydervelt
Local Distributor
Windmill Film