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Films // Coming up // The Wall Of Shadows (12A)
5 May

The Wall Of Shadows (12A)

Dir Eliza Kubarska | 2020 | 94 mins | Poland, UK, Germany, Switzerland 

Tibetan, Nepali, English, Russian and Polish with English subtitles

The Wall of Shadows (12A)

Thursday 5th May. 7.30pm

A Tull Stories Adventure Club release.

Kumbhakarna is one of the most holy of mountains and it is a cultural taboo within Sherpa society to climb it.

Eliza Kubarska’s The Wall Of Shadows shows the dilemma of one Sherpa family when faced with the income offered by a Western expedition to guide them up the mountain. Can the family reconcile their traditions and religion with the opportunity to earn money for their son’s education, and save him from dangerous work as a porter?

Grand Prix, Documentary, Bergen International Film Festival

Best Director, Zürcher Filmpreis

Best Adventure Film, Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival

Best Climbing Film,  Banff Mountain Film Festival

“Spectacularly shot odyssey... director Eliza Kubarska injects the film with such gravitas that the stakes loom taller than Everest.” POV Magazine

Tickets: £7, £5.50 

A £1 Poly Fund payment is added to each ticket sold.


Please wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), think social distance, and sanitise your hands on arrival.


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