Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Ice and the Sky
(La Glace et le ciel)

Year: 2015
Run Time: 89 minutes

Ice and the Sky
Ice and the Sky
Ice and the Sky

Claude Lorius discovered his destiny at the age of 23 when he joined an expedition to the world’s southernmost continent in 1955, land essentially untouched by scientific experiment. Lorius would go on to participate in 22 polar expeditions, facing unforgiving conditions and brutal personal challenges in an effort to discover the planet’s secrets held in small bubbles of air deep beneath the surface. Through remarkable archival footage and stunning drone cinematography, Lorius revisits the part of the world he knows best and recounts his story, from his first tentative steps as a young glaciologist to the crowning achievement of his career, receiving the Blue Planet Prize in 2008. Equal parts contemplative memoir and ardent call to action, ICE AND THE SKY is the culmination of 60 years of discovery, an epic tale where science and adventure meet. –Music Box Films

CIFF40 Screenings

Saturday, April 09, 2016 at 7:30 PM

Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 2:40 PM

Global Health Competition

Luc Jacquet

Luc Jacquet was born in 1967 in Bourg-en-Bresse, France. He holds a Master's degree in Animal Biology and Ecology from the University of Lyon. He spent 14 months as part of a science research project in Antarctica.

"March of the Penguins" (2005), "The Fox & the Child" (2007), "Once Upon a Forest" (2013), ICE AND THE SKY (2015)

Richard Grandpierre

St├ęphane Martin

St├ęphane Mazalaigue

Film Contact

This film is presented with the generous support of ART and CAROL ANTON.

This film is presented in honor of PAM CERIO DESIGN’s 15th anniversary of designing the CIFF Program Guide.

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