The Sphinx

Feature-length documentary film

The Sphinx film in a charming and original way compares the first ascent to the first free-climb ascent of the Face of Sphinx located in the most prominent part of the North Face of Triglav. The aesthetic and breathtaking footage presents beautiful and powerful environment of the Slovenian national symbol, with the mystical Sphinx at the forefront, and all four protagonists of the two crucial ascents, which are separated by a period of three decades. The central story takes the viewer from the mountaineers’ preparations to ascend, to the wall and beyond it, all the way up to the desired peak.


Grand Prix, 18th A.G. CINEMA, Trieste, 2012
Grand Prix, 15th VERTIKAL, Moscow, 2012
Grand Prix, Best Screenplay, 29th UNNIM MFF, Torello, 2011
Best Documentary, 19th MFHF, Poprad, 2011
Best Climbing Film, 7th INKAFEST, Huaraz, 2011
Jury Special Prize, Public Choice Award, 5th IMFFD, Ljubljana, 2011

Year2011Runtime71 minDirectorVojko AnzeljcCinematographerMatej KrižnikCamera operatorRožle Bregar