NEW ZEALAND – 2013 – 92 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY ANTHONY POWELL
NON-THEATRICAL: AVAILABLE FOR TV, VOD & FILM FESTIVALS ONLY
ANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE is a visually stunning journey to the end of the world with the hardy and devoted people who live there year-round. The research stations scattered throughout the continent host a close-knit international population of scientists, technicians and craftsmen. Isolated from the rest of the world, enduring months of unending darkness followed by periods when the sun never sets, Antarctic residents experience firsthand the beauty and brutality of the most severe environment on Earth. Capturing epic battles against hellacious storms, quiet reveries of nature's grandeur, and everyday moments of work and laughter, this unique documentary shows a steadfast community thriving in a land few humans have experienced. Using specially modified cameras and spectacular time-lapse photography, filmmaker Anthony Powell captures the splendor of the region like no film before. ANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE gives testament to the planet’s natural wonders, humanity’s thirst for adventure, and the emotional extremes that accompany a year within the last pristine wilderness on the planet.
Critics’ Pick! “Gape at the wonders of the sublime Antarctica….If beauty and revelation is your bottom line, Anthony Powell's rhapsodic Antarctica: A Year on Ice will prove a grand time at the movies, a tour of the ends of the Earth and the marvels above it...” - Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice
“Astonishing! Breathtaking! A deeply moving experience.” - Michael Sigman, Huffington Post
"Words are entirely inadequate to convey the experience of watching this film. An extraordinary achievement that reinvigorates our sense of wonder about the natural world.” - Peter Calder, The New Zealand Herald
“Spectacular! A visual feast that gives you the most tangible impression of Antarctica possible.” - Bas Macdonald, Critic Culture