Ice and the Sky On :- Watch Ice and the Sky On on Youtube on Fire, “My name is Claude Lorius,” says the subject of Luc Jacquet’s “Ice and the Sky” more than once during the well-intentioned enviro-advocacy film that closed this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Only, the voice we hear on the soundtrack belongs not to Lorius — the noted French glaciologist — but rather to voice actor Michel Papineschi, while the marvelous archive footage we see onscreen has been similarly manhandled in an apparent bid to make Lorius’ arctic adventures seem more dramatic, when in fact no such help was needed. The end result is a colossally overproduced white elephant of a movie that obfuscates both its own protagonist and his important message with layer upon layer of unnecessary “style.” (Tellingly, the word “documentary” appears nowhere in the film’s publicity materials.) French audiences — who have a high tolerance for overly decorous nature films — may flock to this Oct. 21 release, but “Ice” will need a fair bit of post-production reupholstering for foreign export. It’s no secret that the version of Jacquet’s 2005 “March of the Penguins” that won the feature documentary Oscar (and earned an astonishing $77 million at the U.S. box office) had undergone a considerable makeover from its original French release, where (among other differences) voice actors “played” the roles of father, mother and baby penguin in lieu of Morgan Freeman’s stentorian narration. Here, Jacquet brings a similarly heavy directorial hand to bear on the very worthy subject of Lorius, a sort of Jacques Cousteau of global climate change who remains.
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Release: 21 October 2015 (France)
IMDB Rating : 6.5/10
Director: Luc Jacquet
Stars : Claude Lorius, Michel Papineschi, Jacques-Yves Cousteau