One of the winners of the International Mountain Film Festival in Autrans is “Sati” directed by Bartłomiej Świderski. The film has been awarded with Prix Jury Festivals Connexion – Région Rhône Alpes, which is the prize granted by the association of film festivals of the Rhône Alpes region. The jury was composed of: Pascale Bazin – a delegate of À nous de voir – Cinéma et Sciences festival in Oullins, Laure Dieulouard – director of Curieux voyageurs festival in Saint-Étienne and Guillaume Poulet – director of the Cinematheque and Festival du film court en plein air in Grenoble.
“Sati” is a film reminiscence about Piotr Morawski, a conqueror of six eight-thousanders and a participant of the first in history winter expedition to Shishapangma who died in the Himalayas, at the slope of Dhaulagiri, on 8 April 2009. His story is reported by the mountaineer’s wife, Olga, full of both grief and respect for her husband’s passion. The meetings with Olga Morawska, edited in the film, occurred over a period of a few months following her husband’s death. The first one was just a month after the accident.
The film has won several awards by now, among others, Italian Alpine Club Golden Gentian Prize at Trento Film Festival, The Prize of the Jury of International Mountain Film Festival in Poprad and Best Direction Award at Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival.
The full list of the film awarded in Autrans can be found here.