Ice & Sky
La Glace et le Ciel
Official film description...
Drilling down the Antarctic icefields in the 1950’s, the former brought about a sweeping change in our vision of the world as they discovered the origins of climate change. Today, the latter offer new means for transforming man’s imprint on its environment.
With Ice & Sky, Wild-Touch and Luc Jacquet travel back to the genesis of collective intelligence and forge a bond between the past and present stakeholders and the general public. Stemming from such a promise, a dynamic will encourage each one of us to join forces and respond to climate change, and together rewrite the rules of our future society.
Notes on the film...
On the basis of Claude Lorius life story this film provides breath-taking, exciting and touching insights in the development of scientific methods (e.g. ice core drilling), proving that human activities influence the global climate and showing a piece of world history.
Ice and Sky captures the viewers’ interest for science.
The film presents a visually stunning documentary that is embedded in archive recordings and supported by powerful and heroic sounds.
Rating from our film jury...
This well-researched film is nicely structured and easy to follow as scientific knowledge is clearly explained. The combination of empirical examples and extraordinary pictures is an exciting way of introducing ice as unique climate archive. Moreover, Ice & Sky is emotionally touching and creates esteem for Claude Lorius and his tireless scientific commitment. The scenes are inspiring and able to raise awareness of self-responsibility and the responsibility against others.
Awards: Film Festival nominations (3) and wins (1).Awards: 1 win & 4 nominations.
IMDb User-Rating: 6.9/10
Metascore Critics Rating: 59/100
Rotten Tomatoes User Rating: 7.1/10
Technical information and screening rights...
Director: Luc Jacquet
Script: Luc Jacquet
Production: Richard Grandpierre, Romain Le Grand, Vivien Aslanian
Run Time: 89 min
Language (Audio): French, German, English
Language (Subtitles): English
Screening rights Switzerland: Frenetic
World rights: Wild Bunch