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Berg (12A)

Sat 29 Apr 2023 - Thu 04 May 2023


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Rating 12A


£8* Standard | £5* Student / Under 25s


Various (See dates below)

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Berg (12A)

Dir. Joke Olthaar
2021 | 79 mins | Netherlands, Slovenia
Czech, Croatian, Hungarian with English subtitles


  • Sat 29 Apr: 5pm
  • Sun 30 Apr: 2pm
  • Wed 03 May: 6pm
  • Thu 04 May: 5.25pm

Berg follows the stories of the stones, rocks and peaks of a vast mountain landscape.

Stark black and white images and a minimalistic ambient soundtrack draw the viewer into a vibrant, cinematic experience. Just as all sense of scale is lost amidst this raw and primal trip across the panorama of the mountains, we see three small human figures – hikers tackling the peak. Following their journey throughout the film, against rising and hanging fog, thunderstorm and falling rain, we experience first-hand the overwhelming power of nature and the insignificance of man within it.

Berg is the first feature film by Joke Olthaar. Her music documentary Here is Harry Merry, was a success at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2013 and was described by de Volkskrant as ‘a true gem’.

Netherlands Film Festival – WINNER, Directors’ Forum

Rotterdam International Film Festival – RUNNER UP, Audience-award

Ulju Mountain Film Festival – WINNER, Special Jury Prize

Mediawave, Hungary – WINNER, Experimental Award

Ciudad de Mexico International Film Festival – WINNER, Best Experimental Film

International Sound & Film Music Festival (ISFMF) – WINNER, Best Original Score, Documentary Feature


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