Marc-André Leclerc may not be a household, in climbing he is highly regarded in the community. As one of the best free-soloists, the Canadian and his story is subject of the film The Alpinist. Today Dogwoof Films have released the film’s emotionally charged UK Trailer watching the young climber pushed to the limits whilst sharing his love for the mountains he climbs.
The film comes from veteran filmmaker Peter Mortimer, who was given rare access to Marc-André’s world, which he keeps private…gripping and intense stuff..
An intimate portrait of Marc-André Leclerc, a visionary solo climber driven by a simple love of the mountains, THE ALPINIST is produced by Red Bull Media House in association with Sender Films (THE DAWN WALL) and was an official selection of 2020 Telluride and SXSW Film Festivals.
Marc-André Leclerc climbs alone, far from the limelight. On remote alpine faces, the free-spirited 23-year-old Canadian makes some of the boldest solo ascents in history. Yet, he draws scant attention. With no cameras, no rope, and no margin for error, Leclerc’s approach is the essence of solo adventure. Nomadic and publicity shy, he doesn’t own a phone or car, and is reluctant to let a film crew in on his pure vision of climbing. Veteran filmmaker, Peter Mortimer (THE DAWN WALL) sets out to make a film about Leclerc but struggles to keep up with his elusive subject. Then, Leclerc embarks on a historic adventure in Patagonia that will redefine what is possible in solo climbing.
Featuring Marc-André Leclerc, Brette Harrington, Alex Honnold, Reinhold Messner, Barry Blanchard.
The Alpinist will be released in UK and Irish cinemas on 24th September.