Film Review: Sherpa Cinema’s “Into the Mind”

D’Arcy McLeish |


Saturday night was the world premiere of the new Sherpas Cinema film, Into the Mind. Definitely one of the most anticipated ski films in recent years, Into the Mind is the Sherpas follow-up to the award winning film All.I.Can. And this new film was a cinematic masterpiece. But despite its outstanding editing and epic cinematography, in some ways the film fell a little short…


Into the Mind

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6 thoughts on “Film Review: Sherpa Cinema’s “Into the Mind”

  1. I was more than disappointed that I spent money on this film, huge let down! There was potential there but they completely missed the mark in so many ways.

  2. I thought that the images told a story of progress and loss, learning and wonder, the rhythmic beating of the heart for instance paired with the wheel of life and the “breathing” of the planet as seen by time lapse cinema was a wonderfully expressed mystical message. The call of “home” was palpable and made me want to be out in the backcountry away from all the hype.

  3. Sherpas cinema made a serious impact in the ski movie industry with the movie All I Can. After two years we have the chance to see the highly anticipated Into the Mind, and honestly it is just bad and hyped.
    Those directors are not Kubrick, and the ambition of making a movie about emotions fails because they still keep the ski movie format. But there is not enough ski, and the skiers are not actors. Moreover they keep in the loop all the worst stereotypes concerning mysticism and athletes, mountaineers as modern heroes and so on. Spending huge amount of time (something like 1/5th of the movie?) on a rolling instrument managed by a Sherpa and keep using the rotational effect to change scenes is not enough.
    While the picture is top notch quality, the perspectives are nothing new compared to their previous production, aside from lens quality. And there is a lot of typical Canon “tilt-shift” blur that Sebastien Montaz built his fame on and that I really don’t like.
    I do not recommend it at all. Sherpas have proved that can make gray ski movies, they just cannot make a movie, or not yet.

  4. Good film but the snowboarding scene w the kid in the halfpipe was a bit strange and didn’t fit at all.

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