Cork Screening of North Face with Mountaineer John Healy in attendance

A screening of German action adventure film North Face takes place in Cork with an introduction from international mountaineering expert, John Healy.

Access cinema have announced a special screening of German action/adventure film North Face, on the 14th of July at the Kino cinema in Cork.

The film recounts the epic first attempt to scale the north face of the Eiger in 1936. Capturing the thrills and excitement of the rock face to fine effect in this grippingly staged mountain movie from director Philipp Stölzl. Based on true events, the film is set in 1936, when the Olympic Games are close at hand and Nazi Germany is lusting for new heroes. Mountaineers from all over Europe head for the north face of the Eiger, hoping to win a gold medal. Among them are climbing aces Toni Kurz (Benno Fürmann) and Andi Hinterstoisser (Florian Lukas). Journalist Luise Fellner (Johanna Wokalek), who knows Toni and Andi from childhood, is despatched to cover the climb by her cynical editor, who’s a Nazi sympathiser.

Cork-based international mountaineering expert John Healy present an introduction before the screening at 9pm sharp.

Access Cinema is a resource organisation for regional cultural film exhibition in Ireland. They book movies for (mostly voluntary) film clubs and societies throughout the country. They currently have in the region of 70 clubs screening from both 35mm and DVD.

More information about access cinema is available on their website at