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Synopsis: They had never met before, but they shared the exact same dream. So the two young Frenchmen Guillaume and Manu left together for an island far from home, covered in snow, ice and white isolation: Baffin Island in Canada’s Arctic. Their ski expedition was as demanding as it was magical, after a false start that almost made the whole expedition fail from the very beginning…



Run Time

23 minutes


Manu d'Adhemar (Adventurer, additional footage)

Directed by

Guillaume Bertocchi

Featured Songs

Bruxelles Midi Stefan Van Der Waart Van Gulik

Director's Statement

I dream about discovering little paradises on earth. Not Bounty Islands, but wild, desolate places where daily life is tough and challenging. It feels like getting closer to the truth, in those places you find yourself in a pure connection with the world that surrounds you. There is only you, and the landscape. For me, traveling through those places feels like absolute freedom. With this film, I wanted to share this strong experience with an audience, to encourage other people to dream big and not to be afraid of pursuing those dreams.

Director's Bio

Guillaume Bertocchi is a 35-year old physics teacher / photographer / adventurer from France. He’s especially interested in the most isolated places in the world, where the nature is still very wild, like the mountains of Central Asia (Karakorum, Pamir) and the arctic regions. He made several photo reports trying to combine an aesthetic point of view with an adventure that is sometimes very intense and lonely. ‘The never melting story’ is his first film.


Official selection

New Zealand Mountain Film Festival - New Zealand - 2016

Fontaine en Montagne - France - 2016

Festival du Film de Montagne et d'Exploration - France - 2016

Official selection

New Zealand Mountain Film Festival - New Zealand - 2016

Country of Origin

Canada, France

Production Year


Aspect Ratio

1.77:1 (16:9)

Sound Mix

Stereo LT/RT


Nikon D7100, Sony RX100





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