Mountainwatch | Matt Wiseman
CONTRADDICITON is one of the best
snowboard movies I’ve ever seen.
In no part of the preceding sentence is there a typo, the fact it comes written by a skier, nor the seemingly accidental double letter in the film’s title. It’s a film that transcends the sport of snowboarding and as the title suggests, deals with both ‘contradiction’s’ within snowboarding and the ‘addiction’ to it regardless.
Creator and protagonist Elias Elhardt told Transworld Snowboarding that the film was, “The most beautiful love letter I could write [and] also the most honest one.”
The film poses equally honest and existential questions about what the point of snowboarding is and by extension whether it’s a life well spent.
“I don’t know if snowboarding can be a purpose by itself.” – Elias Elhardt
Unsurprisingly, it’s picked up a Vimeo ‘Staff Pick’ already and like one commenter, displays a depth and substance not often present in action sport films.
By its own admission on Vimeo, the film is “A complicated reflection on snowboarding’s beautiful simplicity.” In this sense, it’s reminiscent of ‘The Eternal Beauty of Snowboarding’.
“Snowboarding is the one thing I love the most out of everything I’ve ever done” – Elias Elhardt
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CONTRADDICTION, The new film from @EliasElhardt and his team just dropped and is truly worth watching… PROPERLY though! Go and make a little Premier with nice sound and some high resolution! This film is beautiful and considered. Not only a subtle portrait of Elias, who is hands down one of the Best ALL mountain snowboarders alive, but a window to what life gleamed through the perspective of a snowboarder willing to step beyond a given identity and question the status quo of habitual cultural norms. and ya, there is some banger ass riding to> Link in bio- #ContraddictionMovie #creationmode