TORN

TORN

2021 (USA) 92 minutes

Directed by: Max Lowe

Max Lowe directed the film about his father, the legendary climber Alex Lowe, who died via avalanche on the Himalayan peak of Mount Shishapangma in October 1999. Lowe was initially hesitant about making the film. He confronts his father’s death head-on. Alex’s best friend and climbing partner, Conrad Anker, went on to marry Alex’s widow and help raise Lowe and his two brothers. When the body of Lowe’s father was found 16 years after his death, Lowe decided to document his family and their journey toward understanding Alex as a man, not a myth. Summoning the courage and coming to grips with whether or not delving into this difficult journey was worth it for his family was his biggest hurdle. Coming to grips with the idea that he could hold his own opinions and perspectives and question this man who had been an untouchable hero his entire life was a huge personal challenge.

Premiere – 2021 Telluride Film Festival

Courtesy – National Geographic

Watch the trailer