FRATELLI SI DIVENTA. OMAGGIO A WALTER BONATTI, L’UOMO DEL MONTE BIANCO
Official Selection - Bansko Mountain Film Festival (Bulgaria)
Reinhold Messner pays tribute to Walter Bonatti, with an in-depth look at this fascinating figure 10 years on from his death. The film focusses on their personal insights into adventure and mountain climbing, with the help of footage of their various encounters; it reveals an affinity and brotherhood of sorts between these two legendary climbers, the first two to be awarded a Piolet d’Or for lifetime achievement.
Alessandro Filippini is a sports journalist, he works with ‘Tuttosport’ and ‘Gazzetta dello Sport’. He has curated film and books on famous mountaineers such as Bonatti, Cassin and Messner, with whom he co-wrote “Il fratello che non sapevo di avere” (Mondadori Electa).
Fredo Valla is a director and screenwriter. He has made several documentaries which have screened at film festivals all over the world, garnering numerous awards. He wrote the screenplay for Giorgio Diritti’s “Il Vento fa il suo giro”.