National Geographic’s Oscar-winning documentary Free Solo is set to release in India on April 12. The critically acclaimed documentary has been praised by most major international movie critics and it has also won the Best Documentary at both the Oscars and the BAFTAs.
The film will release in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Chandigarh.
Free Solo is an intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream to climb the face of the world’s most famous rock— the 3,200-feet El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without a rope.
The edge-of-your-seat thriller is an inspiring story of an athlete who challenges both his body and his beliefs on a quest to triumph over the impossible, revealing the personal toll of excellence. Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin have beautifully captured deeply human moments with Honnold as well as the death-defying climb with exquisite artistry and masterful, vertigo-inducing camerawork.
Commenting on Free Solo releasing in India, Alex says, “When I know what I’m doing and I’m climbing well, then it feels meditative, kind of relaxing and beautiful. Jimmy and his crew did a really nice job setting up remote cameras and I was stoked that it’s going to result in some of the most remarkable footage. It’s amazing the way audiences have connected with the film and I feel extremely excited for the theatrical premiere of Free Solo in India by National Geographic. I really hope Indian audiences like it as much as the rest of the world.”
Commenting on the planned theatrical release, Gayatri Yadav, president head, consumer strategy and innovation, Star India said, “For 131 years, National Geographic has been using the power of storytelling to inspire the explorer in all of us. With jaw dropping cinematography led by award winning directors, Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Free Solo is another endeavour that represents the very best of National Geographic.”