Gold Gentian for Best Mountain Film, 49th Trento International Film Festival, Italy 2001
Equilibrium is the remarkable documentary of a month in the life of top English climber Neil Bentley, as he builds up mentally, physically and tactically for an attempt at the rock climb he has dedicated years of his life towards achieving, a climb which would become gritstone’s very first E10 if ascended.
A deep and very personal insight into his motivations, fears and obsession, this film explores the tension building up to Neil’s attempt, both on the rock and in his daily life, and the strong relationships forged with his long-suffering belayers, one of whom will have the responsibility of saving his life if he falls.
This is an intimate and revealing tale of friendship, dedication and personal strength, a stark, evocative account of the very ‘cutting edge’ of world climbing.
Equilibrium, made in 2000, was Mark Turnbull’s follow-up to Hard Grit, and the last climbing film he went on to make.
About the Film
Cracking bit of film but was expecting some training insight.
29 February 2012