Best Of 2021: The Alpinist

Dir: Peter Mortimer & Nick Rosen

Free-spirited 23-yr-old alpine climber Marc-André Leclerc has made some of the boldest solo ascents in history. But with no rope and no margin for error, there's a fine line between genius and madness, as this thrilling film shows.

Master filmmaker Viktor Kossakovsky elevates the farmyard to black-and-white, cinematic brilliance, drawing us deeply into the world - and animal consciousness - of his magnificent screen star: a sow called Gunda.