The Eternal Beauty of Snowboarding is a film that absolutely sparkles!
This film, The Eternal Beauty of Snowboarding, captures the gorgeousness of our absurd lives better than any I’ve seen and I’m talking across the extreme spectrum, not just snow. Its maker, Frenchman Jérôme Tanon describes as, “An existential journey into the true lives of snowboarders.”
And it feels like a work of art.
There is something about its journalistic integrity, its simplicity and its quality that absolutely shines. Thinking like a surfer, which I almost always accidentally do, I wonder if the same film could be made across the world’s beaches and I think no. There is something about the elemental harshness of snowboarding that creates more interesting characters.
Maybe, also, that snow had its industry apocalypse many years ago and so the interesting characters haven’t been forced to be much more than themselves. There is no, for instance, World Surf League, hammering a very lame narrative.
Oh but enough yammering on and especially yammering on about surf. Who cares about that? It’s dumb! Fill your day with this gem, instead, and smile.
You are eternally beautiful!