‘Free Solo’ to release in India on April 12

(L-R) Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, Evan Hayes and Shannon Dill, pose with the Best Documentary Feature award for "Free Solo" in the press room during the 91st Academy Awards ceremony, or the Oscars, held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, the United States, on Feb. 24, 2019. "Free Solo" is directed by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, both of whom are of Chinese origin.

New Delhi,  Oscar-winning documentary “Free Solo” will release in India on April 12.

Directed by filmmaker Jimmy Chin and his wife Elizabeth Chai Vasarhely, the National Geographic documentary revolves around the life of rock climber Alex Honnold, who climbed Yosemite’s 3,000 ft tall El Capitan mountain peak without any safety gear.

Excited about the film’s Indian release, Honnold said in a statement: “When I know what I’m doing and I’m climbing well, then it feels meditative, kind of relaxing and beautiful. Jimmy and his crew did a really nice job setting up remote cameras and I was stoked that it’s going to result in some of the most remarkable footage.

“It’s amazing the way audiences have connected with the film and I feel extremely excited for the theatrical premiere of ‘Free Solo’ in India. I really hope Indian audiences like it as much as the rest of the world.”

“Free Solo” won an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature at the 2019 Academy Awards.