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Beyond the Summit
New Spanish Cinema

Beyond the Summit

La Cima

An exciting survival thriller set in the awe-inspiring Nepalese Himalayas, Beyond the Summit follows two mountain climbers with the unfaltering will to dare to achieve their goals.

Fighting fit, but with no experience of climbing big mountains, Mateo (Javier Rey, also in The House of Snails) is getting ready to try and scale Annapurna, one of the most difficult peaks on Earth. Not only is he attempting this dangerous feat in the middle of winter, but he’s also going alone. It is not simply an adventure, but also about keeping a long-held promise.

On his ascent he suffers an accident that leaves him seriously injured. Hours later he is rescued by Ione (Patricia López Arnaiz, also in Mediterraneo: The Law of the Sea), an experienced mountaineer who is spending the winter in a shelter, alone and far from the world.

A million miles from home, each other’s company will turn out to be the best way to overcome the challenges that Mother Nature throws at them and conquer their own personal demons in Ibon Cormenzana’s immersive, high-octane emotional adventure.

Australian Premiere
18+ (exemption)
Ibon Cormenzana
Javier Rey, Patricia Lopez Arnaiz
85 min | Adventure, Thriller | Spain, France | 2022 | Spanish with English subtitles
Singular and striking.


Best Spanish Film, Málaga Spanish Film Festival 2022