The snowboard and ski film RISE premiered in Paris on Tuesday night, in the presence of the riders and the director.
RISE follows a group of professional free-riders around the world in their quest for the perfect spot to ride backcountry. From the Alps to Russia, passing by Patagonia, the film underlines the the negative sides of professional free-riding, the dangers of the mountains, the hardships of traveling and the constant battle the riders have with the weather.
After days of waiting, the riders’ patience is finally rewarded as the long-awaited snow falls and the riders hit the powder for some incredible off-piste runs.
Check out the trailer :
And a selection of photos taken with my Polaroid :
Anne-Flore Marxer and Julien Lopez
Mathieu Imbert (on the left) survives the gnarliest avalanche I have ever seen on film.