No life form can live without breathing, but when it comes to climbing, especially sport climbing, it’s crucial. The basics of tension and relaxation, and performing mind control in the face of fear of falling is all about ‘breathing’. The film’s protagonist Margarita Cardoso is attempting the high-level 5.13d rock climbing route ‘Quien pompo?’ in Mexico City. Her breathing becomes coarser with repeated falls. The film focuses on the changes in Cardoso’s breathing and expression. After the dark clouds gather and a rain shower passes through, she’s back at it again and becomes the first female climber to succeed. Her expression when she reaches her goal is priceless. (LEE Young-jun)
Alps Cinema 2
Fiero is a filmmaker who has been focused on the documentary genre for more than ten years; interested in creatively exploring what defines us, the human body - its form and possibilities- as well as our conflicting relationship with the environment. His current work could be divided into two: audiovisual creation and rock climbing.