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Reviews & Press


 “Insanely beautiful…a compelling documentary”The Financial Times

“Stimulating…striking” – Total Film (print magazine only)

“Does a fantastic job of both capturing the majesty of the place itself and delving into the knotty issues surrounding its ongoing development”The Scotsman

“Breathtaking…see it on the big screen”Film Threat

“Insightful and sensitive…a nuanced nature doc with an important message”The Indiependent

“Balanced and thoughtful…visually stunning…beautiful to watch”Islington Tribune

“Compelling…breathtakingly immersive”Sight & Sound

“Intelligent…Passionate”New Scientist

“Gorgeously shot… leaves a lasting message”Empire Magazine

“A scrupulous look at the exploitation of a natural wonder”The Guardian

“Evans delivers a thought-provoking documentary without judgement which shows you a magical and wondrous world”Morning Star (Film Of The Week)

“Compelling…unmissable stuff…I was genuinely fascinated and of course, breathtaking scenery” – Offscreen Podcast

“An epic…must-see documentary”Broadway World

“Deserves a big screen”The Earthbound Report

A beautifully shot, well balanced, fascinating filmLondon Mountain Film Festival

“Beautifully captures the tension between the preservation of Earth’s natural wonders and the exploitation of nature to satisfy human greed”New Jersey Stage

“A film that needs to be seen on the big screen…the magnificent cinematography of this film only heightens that feeling”The Sheet

“Sounds an ecological alarm…well meaning if a bit convoluted”The Observer

“Though A Crack in the Mountain is slow-paced and dawdles at the start, it’s well balanced and offers several different perspectives” The Upcoming

“The shots of (Son Doong’s) splendour are something to see, but the film’s own structure is too spacious for the story being told”The Sunday Times

The cumulative impact, alas, is not passionate engagement but a mild shrug of bafflementThe Times


Recorded Q&As with Producer / Director Alastair Evans can be found here.

“Vietnam’s Eighth Wonder of the World Revealed in “A Crack in the Mountain”Variety

“Details (the) conflict between environmental sustainability and economic growth in the Phong Nha area of Vietnam”The Times

Hidden kingdom: My battle to save the world’s largest cave BBC World Service

“Questions the extent to which tourism and conservation can co-exist”Geographical Magazine

“The Making of A Crack in the Mountain”Descent

“Four green thumbs up”Green Living Mag

“Heidi Atkins speaks to filmmaker Alastair Evans about his breathtaking documentary”Varsity

“Alastair Evans on A Crack in the Mountain” The Upcoming

“A Crack in the Mountain: A VR experience with Alastair Evans and Huong Nguyen Thien Le”The Upcoming

“‘Eighth Wonder of the World’ discovered in a crack in a mountain”LADbible

“An Interview with Alastair Evans” BBC Radio Sussex

“The Love Of Cinema: A Crack in the Mountain”Picturehouse Podcast

“Interview With A Crack In The Mountain Director Alastair Evans”Cinema Buns Podcast

“Sonoma TV talks with director Director Alastair Evans about A Crack in the Mountain” Sonoma TV