Director: Jimmy Chin,Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Running Time: 100 minutes
Certificate: 12A - infrequent strong language, references to child abduction
BAFTA NOMINATION - BEST DOCUMENTARY
"It’s an amazing piece of cinema."
- Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
"The deftly captured footage of Honnold’s preparation with ropes (he falls often), and his execution without, is consistently difficult to watch without flinching. I barely exhaled for the duration of the film."
- Kevin Maher, Times
"This is daring, dangerous and dizzying stuff, the story of a one man simultaneously in competition and cooperation with nature. Meet Tom Cruise’s hero, probably."
- Helen O’Hara, Empire Magazine
"A sweaty-palmed account of one man’s mission to do the impossible ."
- Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"Free Solo is about getting dangerously close to the edge, where some people feel most alive. We get to experience that thrill secondhand, and that’s enough."
- Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out
From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi ("MERU") and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin comes National Geographic Documentary Film’s FREE SOLO, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock... the 3,000ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park... without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death.