Picture of the day

The Holy mountain

HOLY MOUNTAIN, THE (HELIGE BERG, DER) (1926) “One of the finest of the “mountain” movies in which Leni Riefenstahl became a well known heroine before her days as a director. Much of the winter alpine filming took place in Upper Engadine. It is the story of a dancer and her romance with a mountain climber. Rifenstahl gave an outstanding performance in this melodrama. Rifenstahl appears in a poetic dance pose in this outstanding photograph.”