The Perfect Moment – Nuit De La Glisse 3D (U)

Stand by for an amazing night at the movies – if you’re into Xtreme Sports and Free Ride, then this is a unique first! The latest film from Thierry Donard (La Nuit de la Glisse) – shot and screened in amazing 3D – features Xtreme Sports and Free Ride from around the world and ranges from bike, ski, skateboarding to surf. The film features Danny Macaskill, is a young Scottish street trials rider who has been really making a name for himself in the Free Ride community.

La Nuit de la Glisse was born at the end of the 70s out of a passionate group of inspired visionaries and today they make films featuring ‘glisse’ sports such as surfing, skiing, skydiving, skateboarding, filmed in breathtaking settings all around the planet.

This year Nuit de la Glisse is exploring a new dimension, depth.  Three-dimensional space has finally arrived to enhance the adventure, taking our audience deeper into the action and allowing them to share the riders’ sensations.

Over the last two years, the Nuit de la Glisse team has endeavoured to incorporate 3D technology into their extreme film shoots.  This has required developing a whole new camera and acquiring new techniques for Thierry Donard and his team of cameramen, editors and producers.

Faced with a European winter with scarcely any snow, the team had to gamble, setting off in search of the white gold in one of the most isolated places on the planet: the far west of Greenland.  “Faces of over 2500ft vertical drop, glaciers as far as the eye can see, surrounded by awe-inspiring mountains, an environment spared of any human presence, volatile weather conditions, that’s where we found the focus of our search,” recounts Thierry Donard.

This adventure, using our skeleton crew on a ship with just a B3 helicopter as company, proved to be a resounding experience for the human spirit.  Isolated for several days while navigating through the icebergs, the shoot encapsulated the daily challenges of trying to blend ultra-modern cinematographic techniques with hazardous conditions.  Testament to our efforts, the trailer presented to the Congrès des Exploitants du Cinéma at the Festival de Cannes was met with admiration from 3D cinema professionals.

Alongside this shoot, Nuit de la Glisse 2011 will showcase many other 3D sequences such as downhill mountain biking from the Lapierre Team in Chamonix, street skateboarding in Annecy from Joris Brichet, wingsuiting and speed riding through the Mont Blanc massif from the best that this world has to offer and big wave surfing from Garrett McNamara eyeing up the biggest wave ever surfed in Portugal.

To mark this 3D technological revolution and to transport the audience from the past into the future, this latest edition will recap on the most amazing moments of the last ten years.  The first 30 minutes of the film are a dedication to 20 hours of archives that celebrates the best of the Nuit de la Glisse action before donning the 3D glasses and diving into a new era of extreme sports.

From now on, the audience will reside at the heart of the action, sharing the sensations felt by the best extreme sports athletes in the world through 3D technology.

Tickets are £8.40 (adults) and £6.20 (Children 14 and under) and are available to book now from the Box Office on 01239 621200, online at, or via SmartPhones by visiting

Thierry Donard | 2011 | France | 87’
May 5, 7, 8, 10 @ 6.40, 21 @ 8.30
Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan


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