Pablo Iraburu and Migueltxo Molina
Pura vida
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Pura vida

Pura vida

Pablo Iraburu and Migueltxo Molina

2012
81 min.
Spain
English, Spanish, Russian and Nepali
Subtitles: Catalan and Spanish

An unprecedented rescue that brought together 8 people from different parts of the world with one thing in common: a boundless passion for the mountains.

Datasheet

Show
Direction
Pablo Iraburu and Migueltxo Molina
Executive Production
Pablo Iraburu i Igor Otxoa
Sound
Mikel Salas
Distribution
Docs Barcelona Distribution
Screenplay
Pablo Iraburu i Migueltxo Molina
Editing
Migueltxo Molina
Photography
Raúl de la Fuente
Synopsis

On the southern face of the Himalayas, at an altitude of 7,400 meters, a mountaineer begins to feel ill. His partner gives the cry of alarm and starts one of the most incredible rescue operations in the history of the mountain range. Iñaki Ochoa de Olza is the mountaineer who fell ill while ascending Annapurna, considered one of the most dangerous peaks in the world, as 40% of the people who try to climb it lose their lives in the attempt.

Pura Vida rebuilds an unprecedented rescue mission, an operation that brought together 8 people from disparate backgrounds but with one thing in common: the boundless passion for the mountains they climb and, above all, some principles and values that define the unique way, intense, and often misunderstood, that they have chosen to live their lives.

About the direction
Pablo Iraburu

Pablo Iraburu

Director

Founder of Arena Comunicación, Pablo Iraburu signed his second feature documentary with Pura vida, a...

Migueltxo Molina

Migueltxo Molina

Director

Migueltxo Molina has been part of the Arena Comunicación team since 2007. He was the scriptwriter an...

DocsBarcelona Trajectory

2012
DocsBarcelona Festival
Edició 2012
2012
Docs del Mes · January
Edició 2012

Awards and festivals

Festival de Cinema de Sant Sebastià. Secció Zinemira.
Espanya, 2012
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Reviews

How far would you be able to go to save a friend's life? It is the dilemma posed by 'Pura Vida'.

— Fotogramas

The film is a journey that represents the main values and the essence of human nature.

— Desnivel

The non-recreation of the scenes as happens in other films, gives the docudrama a touch of greater realism, accompanied by an impeccable style and photography where the mountaineer is the main protagonist.

— 20minutos
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