The documentary 36 Hours to Sparta follows four Europeans that are competing in the Spartathlon, an international ultramarathon race that follows in the steps of the ancient runner Pheidippides. The film presents the demanding preparation that the protagonists have to face, both physically and mentally, for the 245km that they will need to cover within 36 hours from Athens to Sparta.
ULTRA is a creative documentary about people who dedicate their lives to running, in order to compete in this radical journey. The movie follows them as they confront extreme hardship and surpass the limits of their strength, both in their body and their mind. Whether running to escape from their everyday life, to challenge ageing or to seek the supernatural, every runner gets a taste of immortality and experiences his own mortality.Read more