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High Hopes for Baltasar Kormákur’s Everest

The Venice Film Festival opens tonight with Everest, Baltasar Kormákur’s film, according to RÚV. The main roles are in the hands of Jason Clarke, Jake Gyllenhaal and Josh Brolin, along with Keira Knightley and Robin Wright. The last two films to open the festival, Gravity and Birdman, enjoyed great Oscar awards glory.

Baltasar calls the film his “largest and most difficult project” ever. The film was shot in four locations in three countries.

Everest tells the story of one of the deadliest accidents on the world’s highest mountain, when eight climbers lost their lives during a blizzard in 1996. The film is based on Jon Krakauer’s best-selling non-fiction book Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster.

The latest issue of Iceland Review magazine includes an interview with Baltasar Kormákur about his career and the movie.

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