Picks and Pans Review: Storm and Sorrow
This is the story of Molly Higgins, a rather inexperienced mountain climber who in 1974 took part in a prestigious international expedition up the towering Pamir Range in the Soviet Union, a climb on which several people died.
Though lacking in drama, the film is a handsome adventure. As Higgins, Lori Singer ably handles the considerable rigors of the role. It's hard to tell the male climbers apart. They all have five-day beards and are often wearing goggles.
Watching this, I kept feeling sorry for the cameramen who had to lug their equipment around the slopes of Austria, where the production was shot. The avalanche scenes were filmed on a cavernous refrigerated soundstage in Hungary.