Climbing Higher

Cesta vzhůru

Cesta vzhůru

Script: David Čálek
Photography: David Čálek
Editing: Jan Daňhel
Sound: Václav Flegl, Ludvík Bohadlo
Music: Ivan Acher
Producer, Co-producer: Richard Němec, Helena Uldrichová (Česká televize), Ivan Ostrochovský (Punkchart films)
Color: Colour
Language: Czech

Mountain climber Radek Jaroš is determined to conquer K2, the last 8,000m mountain he needs to climb to complete the Crown of the Himalaya. In addition to scenes from the expedition, the film includes scenes of Jaroš’ everyday life. Memories and feelings of those close to Radek flesh out a portrait of a person determined to undergo a variety of sacrifices, and reflect on the impact of his passion on interpersonal relationships.


David Čálek (1971) studied cinematography and documentary filmmaking at FAMU. As a cinematographer, he worked on fictional and documentary films, such as Searching for Ester (2005), Mamas & Papas (2010), and Plan (2014). As a director he made Heaven, Hell (2010) and Pirate Network (2014).

Cinemart, a.s. / Zuzana Černá / Národní 28 / Prague 1 / 11000 / Czech Republic / +420 602 836 993 / /
Festival edition: 2015
Sections: Special Event: Czech Landscape
Exhibition format: DCP
Subtitle languages: English
29.10.2015 16:00


The author of the official spot is renowned director Jean-Luc Godard