Filmography

Jean Afanassieff

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Paragot-Bérardini - La cordee des Voyous

    Paragot-Bérardini - La cordee des Voyous

    Jean Afanassieff (1997)

    Paragot-Bérardini - La cordee des Voyous is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Huascarán and Aconcagua. It was directed by Jean Afanassieff in 1997 and produced by MC4. It features Robert Paragot, Lucien Bérardini, Bernard Giraudeau and Yannick Seigneur.

    France / 26 min

    Paragot-Bérardini - La cordee des Voyous

    Jean Afanassieff

    • 1997
    • France
    • 26 min
    Paragot-Bérardini - La cordee des Voyous is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Huascarán and Aconcagua. It was directed by Jean Afanassieff in 1997 and produced by MC4. It features Robert Paragot, Lucien Bérardini, Bernard Giraudeau and Yannick Seigneur.

    Climbing locations

  • Documentary / Chronicle

    La zone de la mort

    La zone de la mort

    Claude Andrieux (1996)

    To understand the difficulties of an ascent to over eight thousand metres, it is enough to remember the almost 300 victims these peaks have claimed. The Swiss alpinist Ehrart Loretan, the third alpinist in the world to have climbed all 14 8,000, and the Austrian alpinist Kurt Diemgerger cover the whole history of the conquest of the world’s 8,000, from the fifties to the present day, together with other alpinists and film directors who have climbed them. They talk about their experienced when they ventured into the death zone.

    France / 27 min

    La zone de la mort

    Claude Andrieux

    • 1996
    • France
    • 27 min
    To understand the difficulties of an ascent to over eight thousand metres, it is enough to remember the almost 300 victims these peaks have claimed. The Swiss alpinist Ehrart Loretan, the third alpinist in the world to have climbed all 14 8,000, and the Austrian alpinist Kurt Diemgerger cover the whole history of the conquest of the world’s 8,000, from the fifties to the present day, together with other alpinists and film directors who have climbed them. They talk about their experienced when they ventured into the death zone.

    Climbing locations

  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Première en Patagonie

    Première en Patagonie

    Gilles Sourice (1980)

    Première en Patagonie is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Fitz Roy and Everest. It was directed by Gilles Sourice in 1980 and produced by Jean Afanassieff. It features Jean Afanassieff, Guy Albert, Jean Fabre, Michel Afanassieff, Gilles Sourice, Pierre Mazeaud and others.

    France / 24 min

    Première en Patagonie

    Gilles Sourice

    • 1980
    • France
    • 24 min
    Première en Patagonie is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Fitz Roy and Everest. It was directed by Gilles Sourice in 1980 and produced by Jean Afanassieff. It features Jean Afanassieff, Guy Albert, Jean Fabre, Michel Afanassieff, Gilles Sourice, Pierre Mazeaud and others.

    Climbing locations

  • Documentary / Chronicle

    La maîtresse du vide

    La maîtresse du vide

    Jean Afanassieff (1994)

    Lynn Hill made climbing history when she became the first to free The Nose on El Capitan. In this film the camera follows Lynn as, in two agonizing attempts, she accomplishes her goal in less than 24 hours.

    France / 25 min

    La maîtresse du vide

    Jean Afanassieff

    • 1994
    • France
    • 25 min
    Lynn Hill made climbing history when she became the first to free The Nose on El Capitan. In this film the camera follows Lynn as, in two agonizing attempts, she accomplishes her goal in less than 24 hours.

    Climbing locations

  • Documentary / Portrait

    Guide au féminin

    Guide au féminin

    Jean Afanassieff (1990)

    Francoise Aubert is featured as a mountain guide. At 29, she has entered a profession which has only in the last 10 years had women among its members. Francoise came alone to the mountains and she derives a satisfaction in knowing she has achieved something exceptional.

    France / 28 min

    Guide au féminin

    Jean Afanassieff

    • 1990
    • France
    • 28 min
    Francoise Aubert is featured as a mountain guide. At 29, she has entered a profession which has only in the last 10 years had women among its members. Francoise came alone to the mountains and she derives a satisfaction in knowing she has achieved something exceptional.

    Climbing locations

  • Documentary / Historical

    Portrait of a snow lion

    Portrait of a snow lion

    Richard Else (1992)

    Fourth episode of 'The climbers', a six-part series on the history of mountaineering by Chris Bonington and Richard Else produced by the BBC. This episode portraits Reinhold Messner, the most famous mountaineer in the history of the sport. He was the first person to climb all 14 peaks over 8,000 meters, and the first, with Peter Habeler, to climb Everest without artificial oxygen. Chris Bonington visits Messner in his Tyrol castle. The program also highlights the figure of Doug Scott and the way he approached the highest Himalayan peaks.

    UK / 30 min

    Portrait of a snow lion

    Richard Else

    • 1992
    • UK
    • 30 min
    Fourth episode of 'The climbers', a six-part series on the history of mountaineering by Chris Bonington and Richard Else produced by the BBC. This episode portraits Reinhold Messner, the most famous mountaineer in the history of the sport. He was the first person to climb all 14 peaks over 8,000 meters, and the first, with Peter Habeler, to climb Everest without artificial oxygen. Chris Bonington visits Messner in his Tyrol castle. The program also highlights the figure of Doug Scott and the way he approached the highest Himalayan peaks.

    Climbing locations

  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Faces Nord

    Jean Afanassieff (1987)

    March 12, 1987. The young French mountaineer Eric Escoffier prepares his equipment, very reduced in material and food. He leaves the next day and intends to chain three north faces in the Alps: Eiger, Matterhorn and Grandes Jorasses. The ascent of the first summit, the Eiger is slow, difficult and full of pitfalls. It takes 17 hours to reach it. Without recognizing the terrain -he prefers to improvise- the mountaineer continues through the Matterhorn. When night falls, anxiety is felt on Zermatt's side. Help is organized to pick him up. Despite his refusal to return, Escoffier is finally hoisted. Christophe Profit, a few hours earlier, managed the chain of three summits.

    France / 26 min

    Faces Nord

    Jean Afanassieff

    • 1987
    • France
    • 26 min
    March 12, 1987. The young French mountaineer Eric Escoffier prepares his equipment, very reduced in material and food. He leaves the next day and intends to chain three north faces in the Alps: Eiger, Matterhorn and Grandes Jorasses. The ascent of the first summit, the Eiger is slow, difficult and full of pitfalls. It takes 17 hours to reach it. Without recognizing the terrain -he prefers to improvise- the mountaineer continues through the Matterhorn. When night falls, anxiety is felt on Zermatt's side. Help is organized to pick him up. Despite his refusal to return, Escoffier is finally hoisted. Christophe Profit, a few hours earlier, managed the chain of three summits.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Everest 2003 - Les regards de Sagarmatha DVD

    Everest 2003 - Les regards de Sagarmatha

    Henri de Gerlache (2003)

    On May 22, three members of the 2003 Everest Expedition, accompanied by three Sherpas, arrived at the summit of Everest in challenging wind conditions (60 to 80 km/h). The documentary series presents the different and complementary visions of three of this expedition members: Ang Norbu, sherpa and high mountain guide, Anselme Baud, guide and Christopher Thompson. An adventure in three episodes played by three characters who reveal their own vision and the background that led them to take up this challenge 50 years after the first conquest.

    France, Belgium / 156 min

    Everest 2003 - Les regards de Sagarmatha

    Henri de Gerlache

    • 2003
    • France, Belgium
    • 156 min
    On May 22, three members of the 2003 Everest Expedition, accompanied by three Sherpas, arrived at the summit of Everest in challenging wind conditions (60 to 80 km/h). The documentary series presents the different and complementary visions of three of this expedition members: Ang Norbu, sherpa and high mountain guide, Anselme Baud, guide and Christopher Thompson. An adventure in three episodes played by three characters who reveal their own vision and the background that led them to take up this challenge 50 years after the first conquest.

    Climbing locations

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    L'Everest à tout prix

    Jean Afanassieff (1999)

    Twenty years after his victorious ascent to Everest, the first for a French, Pierre Mazaud returns to Nepal and makes the journey from Kathmandu to the foot of the roof of the world. He is accompanied by Jean Afanassief who accompanied him during his victorious attempt in 1978. The film traces the history of Everest's ascents and the technological and sporting evolutions and revolutions that marked this epic. It also focuses on the consequences of globalization and the Himalayan adventure on the lives of Nepalese, the empowerment of Sherpas; it also raises the question of the consequences of this rapid evolution on safety and the environment.

    France / 57 min

    L'Everest à tout prix

    Jean Afanassieff

    • 1999
    • France
    • 57 min
    Twenty years after his victorious ascent to Everest, the first for a French, Pierre Mazaud returns to Nepal and makes the journey from Kathmandu to the foot of the roof of the world. He is accompanied by Jean Afanassief who accompanied him during his victorious attempt in 1978. The film traces the history of Everest's ascents and the technological and sporting evolutions and revolutions that marked this epic. It also focuses on the consequences of globalization and the Himalayan adventure on the lives of Nepalese, the empowerment of Sherpas; it also raises the question of the consequences of this rapid evolution on safety and the environment.

    Climbing locations

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