Ice And The Sky: Review

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This poetic French documentary from Luc Jacquet (March of the Penguins) sees acclaimed 82-year-old glaciologist Claude Lorius reflect upon a lifetime of scientific research into climate change. The film charts his numerous and perilous expeditions to the Antarctic over a 40-year period, drilling thousands of metres into the snow to analyse frozen ‘air fossils’ hundreds of millennia old.

Consisting predominantly of archive footage shot during these expeditions, augmented by Michel Papineschi’s lyrical voiceover (narrated in first person as if from Lorius), the film does become somewhat repetitive. However, there are moments where it soars with sweeping vistas of polar landscapes and artfully-framed shots of a ‘unique and fragile’ – almost alien – world.

Unfortunately, the film’s focus is too isolated on the research, but also never delves deeply into the results. While Jacquet ruminates on the enormous scale of Lorius’ findings, and the global impact of climate change, the film lacks the emotional engagement to effect a personal impact.




A GREAT CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE
In the footsteps of Claude Lorius, a farseeing glaciologist and climate specialist

A GREAT CINEMATIC AND MULTIMEDIA EXPERIENCE IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF CLAUDE LORIUS, A FARSEEING CLIMATE SPECIALIST
From the glaciology pioneers to the new generation reinventing our society, Wild-Touch and Luc Jacquet connect past and present innovators. Come and join us until 2016 with the release of a feature film, a TV documentary, an educational program, an innovative lab and one expedition to the Antarctic.


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