With this film, we would like to go beyond a simple compilation of spectacular climbing images. We want to share with you the impact of the emotions involved in our experiences and bring up some of the questions that make us wonder:
Why do we Flolopapys climb? What do we get out of this game of confronting our fears and managing risks? What is the role of such intentional risk-taking in today’s safety-obsessed society?
We invite you to explore these questions through the double points of view of two films.
Loic and the Flolopapys
A film by Dominique Snyers, 45 min
Step out of your comfort zone and face your fears.
Twenty two year old Loic has become a passionate climber after having received his first pair of climbing shoes at age six. Together with Florian, Pablo and Pierre, they form the inseparable “Flolopapys”, bringing their energy and good vibes to the farthest reaches of the climbing world.
Although each is unique, they complement and support each other like a band of brothers. You’ll fall under the spell of their humor, friendship and fragility. But can Loic use the Flolopapys energy to overcome his haunting fear of heights as he confronts some of the toughest climbs on the planet?
Loic and the Flolopapys invite you to embark on a very human adventure.
The Flolopapys in Squamish
A film by Pablo Recourt de 26 min
A vacation on the West Coast, far from everyday urban life: the great outdoors and refreshing ocean breezes, sunsets, evenings with friends and wide-open spaces… Yep, you guessed it! This year, the Flolopapys set their sights on the immense granite faces of Squamish, Canada.
Despite having very little experience in crack climbing, they can’t get these legendary fissures out of their minds, and are obsessed with discovering this new trad climbing universe! For the first time, these spirited four young climbers embark on a month-and-a-half stay on the other side of the world.
In this new playground, lost in the great unknown, they will be confronted with new experiences and somewhat overwhelming sensations.
From gourmet campground cooking to relaxing dips in the river, from musical interludes among climbers to nights out under the stars – and from comfortable granite cracks to pushing back the limits like never before –, come enjoy life with the Flolopapys in Squamish!