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4634 – Perception – The Mountain within
di Philippe Woodtli (Svizzera, 2016, 27′)
On Mont Rose, the new dream of “bird woman” Géraldine Fasnacht
comes to live: snowboarding down the longest couloir of the Alps, the
Marinelli, and flying in a wingsuit from the Dufourspitze (4634 m).
Through this exciting venture Géraldine reveals her philosophy and
perception of the mountains.
A line across the sky
di Josh Lowell e Peter Mortimer (USA, 2015, 40 minuti)
The Fitz Roy traverse is one of the most sought after achievements
in modern alpinism: a gnarly journey across seven jagged summits
and 13,000 vertical feet of climbing. Join Tommy Caldwell and Alex
Honnold on the ispiring – and at times hilarious – quest that earned
the Piolet d’Or.
di Tommaso Di Paola e Jack Webber (Regno Unito, 2016, 6 minuti)
“Afterglow” follows outdoor swimmer and photographer Vivienne
Rickman Poole, as she tackles the ice cold waters of the lakes in
Snowdonia National Park. Vivienne recounts her thoughts and experiences
about wild water swimming, giving the viewer an insight into
her personal connection to nature and ice cold water.
di Kevin Kok (Italia, 2017, 8 minuti)
In this short film the protagonist Aishtan (from ancient Greek
aisthanomai, “to perceive through the senses”) explores the subtle
barriers between sports movement and psychology, between
performance and life, and faces his inner self, using funambulism as
a means to face existence: balancing over the abyss, with grace and
Alptraum – The last great adventure
di Manuel Lobmaier (Svizzera, 2016, 88 minuti)
Take some time off and live in nature: this is the goal of two childhood
friends, Manu and Robin. They decide to spend the summer in
the mountains and manage an alpine pasture. But their dream fades
gradually: the inhospitable environment, rivalry for a beautiful sheperdess,
sick and perished livestock shatter their idyllic image of the
mountains and force them to a sudden awakening.
Annapurna III – Unclimbed
di Jochen Schmoll (Austria, 2016, 12 minuti)
“Annapurna III – Unclimbed” documents the 2016 expedition to
the Himalayas of Nepal led by David Lama together with Austrian
alpinists Hansjörg Auer and Alex Blümel. Join the team in their
attempt to solve one of the world’s greatest puzzles of alpinism, the
unclimbed south-east ridge of Annapurna III, between moments of
fatigue, anxiety and danger.
di Simen Braathen (Norvegia, 2016, 72 minuti)
The indigenous, Samí rapper Nils Rune Utsi – aka SlinCraze – lives with
his mother in Máze, a nearly abandoned town in the Highlands of
Norway. Nils dreams of being able to make a living making music and
to become famous, playing to sparsely attended shows, in remote
locations and usually for free. His problem is that less than 20,000
people in the world understand the endangered language he raps in.
di Alastair Lee (Regno Unito, 2015, 60 minuti)
Dubbed ‘The Mountain God’, the ‘Citadel’ is a stunning 3000m peak in
one of the remaining untouched corners of the Great Alaskan Range:
The Neacola Mountains. Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey face the first ascent
of the 1200m long north-west ridge. An extraordinary achievement,
masterfully filmed in 4K.
Dusk Chorus – Based on Fragments of Extinction
di Nika Šaravanja e Alessandro D’Emilia (Italia, 2016, 68 minuti)
Follow the eco-acoustic composer David Monacchi on his quest to
record pure continuous 24-hour soundscapes (for the first time in
3D) in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon, an area with the world’s
highest biodiversity. A unique listening experience of fragments of
the disappearing sonic heritage of millions of years of evolution
Freedom under load Sloboda pod ná kladom
di Pavol Barabás (Slovacchia, 2016, 58 minuti)
In “Freedom under Load” we get to know the oldest generation of porters
in the High Tatras, who climb with supplies to the mountain huts
every day. With hundreds of kilos on their backs they face storms,
blizzards and deep snow. Their hard work is not only a job, but also a
way to find inner peace.
di Marcello Vai (Italia, 2016, 73 minuti)
Fulvio lives in the mountains. At the tender age of 12 he becomes
an orphan and is entrusted to his relatives, where he grows up in a
violent environment. Twenty years later he decides to face and fight
his demons: if he can quit drugs and alcohol, he can do anything,
even participate in the world’s most massacring endurance trail, the
Tor des Géants.
di Mattia Colombo, Francesco Ferri e Alessandra Locatelli (Italia, 2016, 52 minuti)
Gabriele is thirteen and has a strong will to prove himself. He chooses
to spend the summer in the mountains to look after cattle and returns
home a new person. Dotted with feats of strenght and unexpected
moments of tenderness, “The Pass” is an unusual coming-to-age
story, set in a world bound to disappear.
Jean Troillet – toujours aventurier
di Sébastien Devrient (Svizzera, 2016, 55 minuti)
In a small bivouac on the slopes of Mont Dolent, the famous mountaineer
Jean Troillet revisits the high points of his life with his friend
and film director Sébastien Devrient. Many surprise guests visit them
to share memories, anecdotes, confidences and pay homage to a free
and enthusiastic man who, at the age of 68, is still an adventurer.
K2 and the invisible footmen
di Iara Lee (Pakistan/USA/Brasile, 2015, 54 minuti)
Filmmaker Iara Lee and her team chronicle the lives of the indigenous
porters of Gilgit/Baltistan in Pakistan. These heroes of mountaineering
make the ascent of K2 possible, the second highest mountain in the
world. Amid breathtaking scenery, the film depicts the courage and
everyday sacrifices of these unacknowledged porters.
di Mike Douglas e Antony Bonello (Canada, 2016, 14 minuti)
Kilian Jornet is considered the greatest mountain runner ever. But he
doesn’t consider himself just a runner. Join Kilian in the surroundings
of his new home in Norway as he attempts to ski and run the Seven
Summits of Romsdalen in a single day, a 77 km route with 9000 m
of elevation gain.
di Alessandro D’Emilia (Italia, 2017, 6 minuti)
On September 26th, 2015, the AQProduction team followed the “Lepri”
into their adventure on the Monte Cristallo. At a height of 10.000
feet, in the heart of the Dolomites, a tightrope was rigged on a mountain
top and named “Cristallina”. The historical gondola lift that used
to take passengers to the Staunies mountain pass never re-opened
after that winter , so this was in fact the very last ascent.
La scelta di Quintino
di Gabriele Carletti (Italia, 2017, 20 minuti)
During the winter Quintino Corradini has no running water or electricity.
Even sun light is a pale memory for at least three months.
Nevertheless, at 93 years of age, Quintino resists in his isolated lodge
in Arodolo (Fiemme valley). Goats and a dog are his only company. He
resists because, so he says, life in the city would kill him. And to keep
the memory of his partisan comrades alive.
Le passage – Il passaggio
di Pietro Bagnara (Italia, 2017, 73 minuti)
Who lives on the Alpine borders knows it well: mountains are a place
of passage, to be crossed or surmounted, constantly moving across
passes. “The passage” portrays the history and daily life of two valleys
between Italy and Switzerland.
di Veronica Fantini e Patrik Nicotera (Italia, 2016, 28 minuti)
“Molecules” arises from the need to enter into the ties of the social
fabric, focusing attention on its cohesion elements. It looks at the
work and life of a few social workers: three women of different ages
and competences, who move in the promiscuous territory where
work and personal life are divided only by a thin line.
Monviso mon amour
di Fabio Gianotti (Italia, 2016, 32 minuti)
On 22 July 1975, in response to a challenge and without prior experience,
Nino Viale, ski instructor at Limone Piemonte, was the first to
ski the north wall of Monviso through the Coolidge canal. Some 40
years later, five young men attempt to repeat the courageous feat.
Accompanying them is extreme skiing champion Stefano De Benedetti.
Mistery monkeys of Shangri-La
di Jacky Poon (Cina/Austria/USA, 2015, 60 minuti)
Hidden in the depths of the Himalayas and threatened with extinction,
Shangri-La monkeys live at 4000 meters above sea level, in the
Yunnan province, China. Their upturned nose, their big red lips and
their deep look inspire mystery and sweetness. A moving story that
features these incredibly charming animals as protagonists
Riders on the storm
di Franz Walter (Germania, 2016, 20 minuti)
A year after the fall of the Berlin Wall, a German expedition group
traveled to Patagonia to establish a new climb on the Torre Central.
Twenty-five years later, Mayan Smith-Gobat joins Ines Papert to attempt
to free “Riders on the Storm”. Amid rockfall, ice and heavy
storms, the two climbers strive to find their own way in the wild.
di Alessandro Stevanon (Italia, 2017, 75 minuti)
Omar is a real icon for the fans of ballroom music, able to gather
enormous crowds of audience at clubs, squares and local festivals.
The film tells his story and shows him in his 20th year of career with
his band, in their long tour around many Northern regions of Italy. A
life in and out of the spotlight, mirror of a marginal and somehow
old fashioned Italy, that is probably destined to disappear for good.
Samuel in the clouds
di Pieter Van Eecke (Belgio, 2016, 70 minuti)
In Bolivia the glaciers are melting. Samuel, an old ski lift operator,
looks out the window onto the rooftop of the world. Through
generations his family lived and worked in the snowy mountains, but
now there is no more snowfall. While scientists discuss and analyse
ominous changes, Samuel prays to the ancient mountain spirits.
di Daniel Mehrer e Andrew Becker (USA, 2016, 82 minuti)
Martin and Margo – a couple of Dutch environmentalists – had only
one dream: to live off the land, far from the constraints of consumer
society. But when they arrive in the crumbling Spanish village of Santoalla,
the relationship with the only other family of the village crashes
and triggers a crescendo of hostility that results in the mysterious
disappearance of Martin.
Senza possibilità di errore
di Mario Barberi (Italia, 2017, 60 minuti)
The writer Marco Albino Ferrari takes us on a journey through the
training of the men and women of the National Alpine and Speleological
Rescue Body and documents their rigorous preparation and
expertise in a crescendo of emotions and breathtaking exercises
di Jennifer Peedom (Australia, 2015, 95 minuti)
The legendary Phurba Tashi Sherpa prepares for his record-breaking
22nd ascent of Mount Everest when the unthinkable happens:
an avalanche kills 16 Sherpas. Their community unite in grief and
anger to reclaim the mountain from the adventure industry and to
reconsider the spiritual, economic, and personal implications of
climbing (or not climbing) Everest.
Si va… Si va… documentario su una scalata perduta
di Francesco Ballo (Italia, 2017, 4 minuti)
A black and white photograph of a mythical mountain. A reciting
voice seems to go through a distant and lost diary of a never-ending
climb in a blurry long shot. A fictional movie shown as a document …
“I told you … I told you …”
di RC Cone (USA, 2016, 19 minuti)
The reality of growing up a surfer in Iceland is different from anywhere
else in the world. There are no surf shops, guidebooks or webcams.
Icelandic surfers are completely on their own and they must
confront an insidious enemy, the terrible North Atlantic wind.
di Maude Plante-Husaruk e Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis (Canada, 2016, 20 minuti)
After the fall of the Soviet Union, Tajikistan plunges into a devastating
civil war. When famine strikes the mountainous region of the Pamir,
Raïmberdi, a passionate and ingenious botanist, builds his own
hydroelectric station to help his family survive through the crisis.
The shepherdess of the glaciers La bergère des glaces
di Tanzing Dorjai Gya e Christiane Mordelet (Francia, 2016, 74 minuti)
Way up in Ladakh – at 16,500 feet, somewhere in the Gya-Miru
Valley – lives a shepherdess with a flock of 250 sheep and goats on
a huge deserted rock-strewn mountain. Tsering lives a lonely life
among animals in an extreme environment. In spite of these tough
conditions, she shows an astonishing strong spirit. She preserves a
traditional ecological way of living. But for how long?
The sound of winter – La saison du silence
di Tizian Büchi (Svizzera/Belgio, 2016, 27 minuti)
Max is a farmer from the Jura Mountains. He lives in an isolated farm
in a village called La Côte-aux-Fées, literally “The Hill of Fairies”. It’s
winter, time stretches out and opens a window onto imagination
To the unknown – Verso l’ignoto
di Federico Santini (Italia, 2016, 75 minuti)
What drives an individual to suffer cold, discomfort, bad weather and
inhuman toil? This is the story of a unique adventure: three years
dedicated to a visionary project, the winter ascent of Nanga Parbat.
Against a backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery, we witness extreme
challenges and bitter defeats.
Une vie à apprendre
di Eloise Barbieri (Francia/Italia, 2017, 24 minuti)
Despite having lost the use of her legs in a mountain accident, Vanessa
François continues to climb aided by her friends. Thanks to their
solidarity, she decides to tackle the Grand Capucin, a monolith reaching
almost 4,000 metres in the Mont Blanc Massif. This climb is
above all a journey within herself. She gradually realises that her true
prison is not her paralysis but the mountains she refuses to abandon
di Cecilia Bozza Wolf (Italia, 2016, 60 minuti)
Two brothers, an exuberant father and an invisible, but present mother.
A family of farmers in an Alpine valley, where everyone speaks a
tight and heavy dialect. Gim, the younger brother, finally discovers his
homosexuality, but the world around him can’t accept this, especially
Viaggio a Montevideo
di Giovanni Cioni (Italia, 2017, 55 minuti)
“The film grew out of location-hunting in the Aosta Valley. . . Its inspiration
was the ‘cinematic’ material of Dino Campana’s Orphic Songs,
layers of time that overlap with the musical matter of the elements,
water, earth, stone, fire… An escape from the world, a search for the
di Steven Schwabl(Canada, 2016, 29 minuti)
A man moves from the mountains to the city, into an apartment
across a huge neon sign: a red W. Obsessed by that symbol and by
the enigmatic questions that it raises in him, he decides to climb it,
using Reinhold Messner’s famous 1980 Everest solo ascent as his
Words of caramel
di Juan Antonio Moreno (Spagna, 2016, 21 minuti)