The Wild Pyrenees - Mountains of Light

This steep mountain chain stretches over a distance of at least 400 km with dense woodland, waterfalls and mountain lakes in a natural, unspoilt Pyrenean landscape between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. An Eldorado for innumerable animals and plants.


Sun and clouds reflecting with the mountain light capture enchanting scenes, hour by hour, e new and breathtaking pictures appear daily. The Mediterranean climatic influence bewitches alpine meadows into a sea of flowers and home to many species of fauna. In the French "Cirque de Gavernie" marmots bring up their young and bears wander through the Aran gorge. Bearded vultures glide over their extensive, moutainous territory, seeking prey.

Director: Jürgen Eichinger

Jürgen Eichinger was born in Rotthalmünster (Lkr. Passau). He has a diploma in geography and started making short-films while he was at university. He attended the academy for television and film for four years as a guest-student. In 1985 he made his first TV film: "Angst" (14'). He has his own production company for industrial and promotional films. He is working as a freelance author and director for the BR since 1989 with the emphasis on culture and nature. He was a member of the jury at several film festivals, leads seminars about camera and dramaturgy and won over 30 awards and distinctions

44 Min.
Director: Jürgen Eichinger
Script: Jürgen Eichinger
Cinematography: Jürgen Eichinger
Editing: Christian von Lübke
Music: Jürgen Otto (Beratung)
Narrator: Gert Heidenreich
Editor: Angela Schmid
Awards: Heinz Sielmann Film Award 2010
Nominations: Heinz Sielmann Film Award 2010