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“Kukuczka” a film by Jerzy Porębski (PL, English subtitles)
A documentary film by Jerzy Porębski dedicated to Jerzy Kukuczka, one of the world’s best high-altitude mountaineers, the second man to have captured the Crown of the Himalayas, the legendary climber who died over 20 years ago. What was so special about him? How did he contribute to the world’s Himalayan mountaineering? How is he perceived and recalled by other legendary Himalayan mountaineers and his family? What were and what are now the goals and motivation in the high mountains? Is he at the present time still an example for other people to follow? These are the questions asked by Jerzy Porębski in the film.
The film features:
Celina Kukuczka – Jerzy’s wife
Bernadette McDonald – a writer and manager of climbing events, Canada
Carlos Carsolio – the fourth man to have captured the Crown of the Himalayas, Mexico
Kurt Diemberger – the first man to have climbed Dhaulagiri and Broad Peak, Austria
Wojtek Kukuczka – Jerzy’s son
Reinhold Messner – the first man to have captured the Crown of the Himalayas, South Tyrol
Krzysztof Wielicki – to fifth conqueror of the Crown of the Himalayas, Poland
Awards and Prizes:
XVI Mountain Film Review, Lądek Zdrój, Poland (2011) - Award
24 Berg & Abenteuer Film Festival Graz, Austria (2012) - Award
1 Chicago International Mountain Film Festival, Chicago, USA (2012) – Special Jury Award
1 Chicago International Mountain Film Festival, Chicago, USA (2012) – Audience Award
XVI Moscow International Festival of Mountaineering and Adventure Films Vertical, Moscow, Russia (2013) - Special prize for the "Best Director" for "Kukuczka" - Director Jerzy Porębski
Czech - Polish Outdoor Film Festival, Cieszyn, Poland (2013) – Best mountaineering film.
Polish and English versions, subtitles.