27/03/2008 | by Onboard
We’ve reviewed it, we’ve written about it, but we still think that it deserves even more praise.
Here’s what the lastest press release that we recieved had to say about it!
LINES – Axel Pauporte’s historic and intimate documentary film profiling ‘big mountain’ snowboarding in Alaska has proved to be a unique cinematic success at prestigious film festivals world-wide. LINES beat the competition to win the coveted “Best Film 2008” at The Free-Ride Film Festival in January, as well as being nominated at the World Action Sports Film Festival, X-Dance in the categories of Best Film, Best Documentary and Emerging Film Maker. The film is also one of a handful of films to be selected to screen at the annual Tiburon Film Festival, California in March. LINES, produced by Quinta Films in collaboration with Billabong and Absinthe films, is a personal and in-depth vision of “big mountain” boarding, its heroes and lifestyle, as seen through the eyes of its most illustrious participant, 1999 King Of The Hill and Verbier Extreme Champion Axel Pauporte.
A visual feast, Pauporte approached the documentary in cinematic style. With archived footage dating back to 1981, Lines documents some of the most epic runs in snowboarding history and the raw essence of snowboarding. In LINES Pauporte takes you with him on a personal journey, following a snowboarding crew for 6 weeks into the Chugach Mountains of Alaska. The film showcases what it takes to ride this unique terrain and also shows the challenging filming process for such a cinematic endeavour. LINES takes you behind the scenes to experience that which is never usually shown: the waiting, the stress, the dangers, of filming in this incredible environment. It also retraces some of the history of this unknown discipline and pays tribute to the pioneers. But the film really focuses on the human aspect and why these people do what they do.
“Axel did an incredible work on image sourcing, and the historical part has made LINES a film of quality which will remain today as a reference. It also gained the unanimity of the jury, all the generation of people, women and men.”
(Free Ride Film Festival)
“This movie is a must see for anyone who considers themselves a snowboarder. It is one of the best snowboard films I’ve watched!”
(Future Snowboarding Magazine)