Ice and the Sky trailer

The closing slot at Cannes isn’t exactly a revered programming position to take, but this year’s closing selection might be better than most. The film was Ice and the Sky, aka Le galce et la ciel, and it comes from March of the Penguins filmmaker Luc Jacquet. This film also documents science in the Antarctic, but in this case the focus is glaciologist Claude Lorius, whose studies of ice in Antarctica raised some of the first alarm bells for global warming.

This first Ice and the Sky trailer is narrated in French, but you’ll still be able to enjoy the cinematography, and the sweep of the filmmaking. Read More »


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