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Wednesday 1st June 2016 at 20:00
CERN Council Chamber

The Dark Glow of the Mountains

Directed by Werner Herzog
Germany, 1985, 45 minutes

Werner Herzog follows mountaineers Hans Kammerlander and Reinhold Messner during their expedition into climbing the Gasherbrum mountains, which has some of the most difficult peaks to be conquered, and they'll do it without the use of oxygen tanks. Herzog also takes some time to hear about their past experiences with other mountains, their personal tragedies and the reasons why they are so involved with such activity.

Original version German; English subtitles


The Challenge

Directed by Milton Rosmer, Luis Trenker
UK, 1938, 76 minutes

In 1865, the unconquered Matterhorn beckons; former rivals, Italian Carrel and Englishman Whymper, hope to climb it together, but national rivalry intervenes. Rival parties dangerously race for the summit in realistic, well-photographed climbing scenes; but when the mountain is climbed, the danger is far from over....

Original version English; English subtitles

Wednesday 8 June 2016 at 20:00
CERN Council Chamber


Directed by Boris Durov, Stanislav Govorukhin
Soviet Union, 1967, 77 minutes

A group of adventurers make a perilous journey up a mountain.

Original version Russian; English subtitles

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