Pam Bales (played by two-time Oscar®-nominee Naomi Watts) sets off on a solo hike to Mount Washington, the highest peak of the icy, windswept, unpredictable White Mountains in the US state of New Hampshire. The hike is a ritual for her, a way to cope with painful memories, but it’s right when she’s at her most vulnerable that she has to summon up heroic strength. She comes across a man who’s exhausted and completely unprepared for an expedition to such a dangerous place. If she doesn’t help him, he will most likely die, but if she does she’ll be risking her own life. The new film by Małgorzata Szumowska and Michał Englert thrusts the viewer into a monumental natural setting, in the midst of raging elements and extreme emotions. It reminds us how beauty and horror can sometimes be inseparable, and how life crises are as inevitable as sudden changes in the weather. Pam Bales' touching story, based on true events, teaches us that it’s all worth facing, without ever giving up. Infinite Storm is an engrossing story exploring a sudden, specific crisis, as well the eternal relationship between man and nature.
Małgorzata Szumowska, Michał Englert
Naomi Watts, Billy Howle, Denis O’Hare, Eliot Sumner, Parker Sawyers