Trento Film Festival, the 70-year history of mountain culture

Trento Film Festival 2022 is in the process of carrying out the commendable attempt to look to the future without forgetting the present, but also commemorating 70 years of history with the mountain culture at the center.

A sprint start, one hundred percent return weekend in person honored by spectators, enthusiasts and tourists. That Trento Film Festival 2022 focuses on a present projected into the future, but looks back a little shyly, with the mountain people’s shy absence of rhetoric, to celebrate the 70th edition. Seventy years dedicated “to the growth of mountain culture and the alpine identity of the territory, which becomes a collective heritage”, as the chairman of the exhibition said, Mauro Levighi.

A movie program, edited by Sergio Peeling, as usual, he is aware of the different declensions of the relationship between man and the mountains, with the challenges of the environment and of an increasingly fragile nature. In the episode Alpineism there was the Italian preview on The Wall – Climb for Gold by Nick Hardie, the story of four female climbers, Janja Garnbret, Shauna Coxsey, Brooke Raboutou and Miho Nonaka, followed in their preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. forces the fights to be postponed. ”Among the most interesting titles is the documentary in competition The fire of love by Sara Dosa, a unique, poetic and visually breathtaking adventure film about a couple of French scientists, edited exclusively with their travel videos in search of active volcanoes in the 70s and 80s.

The opening was dedicated to the world premiere at the Teatro Sociale, again at the center of the festival, on the restoration of Italy K2directed by Marcello Baldi from Trentino (Italy, 1954, 95 minutes), with an unpublished amateur film about the return of the Italian expedition to Karachi.

“When it was born in 1952, the CAI and Trento municipalities were able to look far, far beyond the narrow horizons of these difficult times,” President Leveghi declared. “Over the years, the festival has accompanied the cultural, social and economic development of Trento and Trentino. In good time before television, the internet, major events, the film festival brought the world to Trento and Trento to the world. The world is smaller and smaller, it is true, but even more than then there is a need for knowledge, reflection, depth in the mind: for the seventieth time, the festival is trying to solve this task “.

Saw on stage on the evening of Sunday, May 1, performing the fascinating show White Out. To conquer the useless, freely inspired by mountaineers Walter Bonattis, Giampiero Motti, Enrico Camanni, Jon Krakuer, Joe Simpson, Mark Twight, Reinhold Messner. In mountaineering the term White out indicates the complete loss of reference points due to special weather conditions: snow, fog and clouds generate a distortion in the light reflection, creating an apparent uniformity between heaven and earth, which makes any movement in any direction impossible;. It is defined as “an ironic and dramatic, fun and moving journey, not only in the natural landscape evoked on stage, but also in the human interior”.

The Kashmir entrepreneur was among the guests the first few days Brunello Cucinelliwho spoke with journalist Paola Jacobbi on the subjectHuman sustainability. A comparison with an entrepreneur who has been able to combine ethics, the search for beauty and culture both in his approach as an enlightened entrepreneur and in his cultural vision, where art, respect for the environment and the protection of territory take place. An always popular and unavoidable presence in Trenta could not lack that the most famous Italian of the mountains. Messner and the Evergreen (1952-2002) it was a very crowded and appreciated deal, given the subtitle 70 years of great companies that continue to inspire the new generations. The “King of the 8000s” has chosen a significant increase for each of the seven decades since the festival’s birth and presents in a comparison between past and present these seven “pearls” along with the young people who have repeated them.

On the festival’s website it is possible to order or buy tickets to participate events with reservation required, directly from the event page. The ticket for screenings starting at 18.00 costs € 5, reduced € 4. For screenings starting after kl. 18.00, the ticket costs € 7, reduced € 5. The day ticket costs € 10, while the season ticket for all screenings (April 30-May 8)) € 40, reduced (only available at the ticket offices) € 30.

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