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Farewell to Adventure

BC Premiere
28 mins |
United Kingdom |
  • Mountain Culture
Chris Prescott
LANGUAGE(S): English


This film follows sailor, Bob Shepton, as his wife’s Alzheimer’s forces him to repay the presence she gave the family in his absence during his 50 years of sailing trips.

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This film was part of VIMFF 2022 and is no longer available for viewing.

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Jury Quote

This verité film was quiet, understated, poignant and charming. As the story unfolds, we are left under no doubt that its inspiring main character’s love of adventure is deeply engrained and, through the beautifully paced scenes, we journey to a dawning realisation that the thing that ‘floats our boat’ cannot last forever. Those who have supported years of globe-trotting endeavours must now have their turn at coming first. The film’s universal truths of love, health and aging are beautifully observed and sensitively portrayed. This year’s winner of the Best Adventure Film award goes to Farewell to Adventure, Directed by Chris Prescott.

— Keith Partridge



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Chris Prescott

Chris Prescott is a documentary filmmaker based in Edinburgh. Specializing in the field of adventure film, Chris has extensive experience of working in remote and inhospitable locations all over the world; from the freezing temperatures of Finnish Lapland to the heat of the Utah desert. He has directed a number of award winning films which have shown at international mountain film festivals including Banff, Telluride and Trento. Chris grew up on the Isle of Man and has been passionate about the outdoors, travel and conservation from an early age.

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