K2. TOUCHING THE SKY is an emotional film set against breathtaking vistas of the Karakorum Mountains. It is a multilayered psychological portrait of people who are trying to understand their parent’s choices as well as their own passions. Filmmakers were allowed unique access to private letters, audio tapes and films of the protagonists, including Kurt Diemberger – a legend of alpinism, the only living person who climbed two 8 thousand meter peaks as the first man ever (in 1957 and 1960).


Author & Director: Eliza Kubarska
DoP: Radosław Ładczuk
Editor: Bartek Pietras
Composer: Michał Jacaszek
Producer: Monica Braid, Gregor Streiber
Produced by: Braid Maid Films & inselfilm produktion
In co-production with: HBO and Servus TV

Technical Details

Running time: 72 min
Year of Production: 2014
Country of Production: Poland / Germany
World Premiere: Locarno Film Festival 2015
Festivals (selection): Dok.Fest Munich, Prowincjonalja,
DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival, IDFA,
Locarno Film Festival – Semaine de la Critique,
Krakow Film Festival – In Competition
Available on: Vimeo in different countries