SUNDAY, JUNE 19 2022 from 11:30 till 13:00
Original title: BALANDRAU, INFERN GLACAT
Director: Guille Cascante
Screenplay: Enric Álvarez, Jordi Morató, Carlos Prieto
Running time: 83 min
December 30th of 2000 at two o’clock in the afternoon, was the start of the most terrible
meteorological episode ever recorded in the Pyrenees, and the third worst accident in
the world because of violent winds.
Within hours, a monster of cold, snow and wind turned the Balandrau into a deadly trap.
The power of the gusty wind moved the harsh conditions from the peaks of the Himalayas
to the Pyrenees in a matter of minutes. A portrait of the tragedy narrated in first person
by the survivors and by those who risked their lives in the rescue operation that involved
an unprecedented deployment of means.
An astonishing look at a little-known story that during the end of 2000 marked the history
of the Pyrenees forever more.