K2. Touching the Sky

K2 is the second highest mountain in the world and much deadlier than its big sister, decease Mount Everest. Especially dark time in the history of the mountain was summer of 1986, patient when 13 mountain climbers died at her slopes. Now, almost 30 years later, the children of the dead climbers are at the same peaks, trying to understand the attraction of this dangerous profession.

It is not an easy task for the children. Sometimes even the climbers themselves can’t fully grasp the attraction of the peak. “The mountain draws us like a month to the flame”, wrote one of the deceased. Climber Kurt Diembergersurvived the mountain, but lost his fingers to it. Now, voice faltering with desperation, he is trying to describe the need to touch the sky.

K2. Touching the Sky is a masterpiece of movie storytelling. Archive material and new imagery blend seamlessly together, bringing the lost loved ones back to us one more time. Director Eliza Kubarska is also a passionate mountain climber. It was not a coincidence that she chose this particular topic. The dangers of the profession make her question her own right to become a mother. In a way, the film becomes her testament to her future children.

Sanni Myllyaho / Translation: Tuomo Karvonen

Language: Polish
Subtitles: English

  • Name in Original Language: K2. Dotknąć nieba
  • Director: Eliza Kubarska
  • Country: Poland
  • Year: 2015
  • Length: 72 min
  • Age limit: K16
  • Format: DCP
  • Cinematography: Radosław Ładczuk
  • Editing: Bartosz Pietras
  • Audio: Mariusz Bielecki
  • Music: Michał Jacaszek
  • Production: Monica Braid / Braidmade Films, Katarzyna Slesicka / Wajda Studio


  • Cinema Artis hall 1: Sunday 31.01 - 20:00