Breuil-Cervinia Maison des Guides


Italia K2 di Mario Fantin. Racconto di un’impresa.

Inauguration of the exhibition in collaboration with the Italian Alpine Club Aosta Valley


curated by Mauro Bartoli e Claudio Ballestracci (LabFilm),

in partnership with Monica Brenga e Pamela Lainati (Centro di Cinematogra a e Cineteca del CAI)
with Rinaldo Carrel and Giovanni Zanetti, presidente Club Amici del Cervino

Who was Mario Fantin, who lmed the 1954 CAI expedition to K2? A lmmaker, Alpinist and dreamer. Working tirelessly and invisibly behind his camera, he succeeded in immortalising both the feat and those who carried it o . Today an exhibition celebrates his work, presenting for the rst time an unpublished notebook in which he jotted down the technical notes he would use for making the future lm Italia K2. The exhibition leads the visitor through a series of panels illustrating the life of the lm maker, who was a native of Bologna, a tent symbolising the di culties he encountered during the expedition, a number of self-lighting stands that recreate “K2 sounds” and pages of his notebook: all made from natural materials.

Proiezione dei film in concorso

A DOG’S TALE di D. McCullough e D. Wittenburg (Canada, 2022, 9’)

AMAGANA di J. Goikoetxea Lopez de Alda e I. Larrañaga Peral (Spagna, 2021, 14’), Anteprima Italiana

A NOI RIMANE IL MONDO di Armin Ferrari (Italia, 2022, 78’)


Valtournenche Piazzetta delle Guide


in collaboration with Club Alpino italiano Valle d’Aosta 

with Irene Borgna e Laura Marzi

hosted by Viviana Rosi (END Edizioni)

A meeting: two writers, each with a di erent bond to the mountains, they question themselves and compare ideas, mutually shedding light on topics and the implications of their poetics and the relationship it has with present-day reality.

Irene Borgna is an anthropologist, scholar, nature guide, environmental educator and passionate walker. In her book “Cieli neri” (Ponte alle Grazie, 2021) she tells the story of a trip across the Alps in search of true night, where there is no light pollution, and where the stars have the strength to penetrate the sky’s black mantle.

Laura Marzi, born in Aosta, lives in Rome. She obtained a PhD in Gender Studies at “Paris 8” university. She collaborates with “Il Manifesto”, “Il Tascabile”, “Leggendaria” and “LetterateMagazine”. Her rst novel, “La materia alternativa” (Mondadori, 2022), tells the tale of a meeting between a young teacher and her students who have opted out of religion lessons. Almost all of them are adolescent males, foreigners with troubled backgrounds.


Valtournenche Piazzetta delle Guide


with Paolo Malaguti

hosted by Enrico Martinet (La Stampa)

The novelist Paolo Malaguti (Padova, 1978), author of “Sul Grappa dopo la vittoria” (Santi Quaranta, 2009) and Campiello Prize nalist with the book “Se l’acqua ride” (Einaudi, 2020), presents his latest novel “Il moro della cima” (Einaudi, 2022), where the protagonists are a man nicknamed “Il Moro” and a hut on Mount Grappa which, during the Great War, transforms from an isolated, peaceful peak into a dangerous and frenetic front line. His book re ects on the mountains as a place to nd freedom while at the same time being a border territory where some of the most dramatic pages in human history have been written.

Breuil-Cervinia Via Carrel


in collaboration with IF and Festival Borgate dal Vivo

a show by and with Daniele Di Michele “Donpasta”

This show revolves around folk cooking. In his multimedia performance, Daniele De Michele, aka “Donpasta”, an artist, DJ, chef, economist and food activist travels among regional cuisines to convey the sensations, fragrances, shapes and aromas of food, interweaving anecdotes, images and sounds. On stage he has a consol, kitchen worktop, hob, vinyl records and an “Imperia” tagliatelle pasta maker, all which invoke the ve senses. Simultaneously, Donpasta uses vinyl records and pots, mixers and blenders, spicing up a dish of pasta with sounds from the world over – funk, reggae, South American and London mixed-race music.

Valtournenche Piazzetta delle Guide

L’ARATURA VERTICALE – Quale futuro per l’agricoltura in media e alta montagna?

with Roberto Berutti (Membro di Gabinetto del Commissario EU per l’Agricoltura), René Benzo (Fondazione Sistema Ollignan) and Roberta Raviola (Società Agricola La Chèvre Heureuse)

hosted by Alexis Vallet (Co-Fruits)
introduces Jean Antoine Maquignaz (Sindaco di Valtournenche)

A short food supply chain, circular economy, digitalisation of “di cult” areas, protection of biodiversity and environmental and scenic assets: these are only a few of the topics we should focus on while analysing the di culties mountain farming must face in order to continue the fundamental role it has played in Alpine life since time immemorial. This multiple-voiced re ection will be accompanied by samples of our region’s best food and wine products, ranging from experimental ciders produced by Agricole Régional to the tangy goat’s cheese made at La Chèvre Heureuse farm.

Valtournenche Piazzetta delle Guide


with Maurizio “Manolo” Zanolla e Caio

hosted by Katja Centomo

During this informal discussion, the cartoonist and writer Katja Centomo from Valle d’Aosta who directs Red Whale Studio editorial services company in Rome, provides the opportunity for two well-known gures to compare ideas. One is the legendary climber Manolo – a true lover of on cartoon art (especially the adventures of Tex Willer) – and the other is the re ned communicator Claudio Getto, aka Caio, who gained immediate and well-deserved success with his cartoon strips dedicated to mountain sports by playing down the adventure element.

Breuil-Cervinia Lago Blu


in collaboration with BIBLIOTECA DI VALTOURNENCHE and INSOLITI. a performance by Francesca Cinalli e Paolo De Santis
with Francesca Cinalli, Aldo Torta and Paolo De Santis

Sinfonia H2O is a ritual of sound, a danced symphony in four movements, a collective creation that extols water – that precious resource of life and regeneration. Water is the Cosmos, memory, scenery and body. While performing, the artists’ moving bodies participate and receive impulses from within an archipelago of mirrors to become an intermediary with the audience, which is enveloped in a cascade of sounds and actions that surface through objects such as ampoules, scales and egg timers. Amidst sound and dance, it provides the chance to re ect on global change: when looking at water one observes the entire humankind.