Extreme skier Andreas Fransson died in an avalanche in 2014. Given that fact, Tempting Fear can be a difficult watch. The film weaves footage from the last years of Fransson’s life with personal musings on fear, mortality, and death gathered from his diary and blog.
It’s intimate, raw, and uncomfortable, especially if you give a thought to the question that many mountain athletes face: Is stoke worth your life? Tempting Fear doesn’t answer that question. But it engages with it, which is more than your typical ski film is willing to do.
At 25 minutes, Tempting Fear is just long enough to be compelling without overstaying its welcome. Don’t miss it, especially if you’re in a thoughtful mood.
Runtime: 25 minutes