56th TRENTO-FILMFESTIVAL from 22nd of April till 4th of Mai ...
TRENTO: The 56th TrentoFilmfestival will begin on the 22nd of April under the artistic direction of Maurizio Nichetti and until the 4th of May will present a large selection of fiction and documentary films.
The program promises a wide choice of narrative and documentary auteur films presenting exciting stories of man’s association with nature, mountains and adventure. The TrentoFilmfestival will screen for the first time in Italy “The Beckoning Silence”, in which Joe Simpson confronts the menacing North Face of the Eiger in a gripping story of alpinism. The film is a pretext to reflect on the inner truth of climbing and its risks. Louise Osmond’s direction, far from the heroic tones of “Touching the Void”, has a riveting pace and high quality images. Presented almost at the same time in the UK and USA in November 2007, the film has already received the Best Mountaineering Film award in the Kendal Mountain Film Festival and a special mention by the jury of the Banff Mountain Film Festival. The film “Au delà des Cimes”, a poetic and sensitive portrait of Catherine Destivelle, in the repetition of three great classic climbs on Mont Blanc, is a must for passionate climbers.
As usual in recent years, the 56th film festival will open with a rare silent film. The Marlene Kuntz, an Italian cult rock band, with the participation of Gianni Maroccolo and Ivana Gatti, will provide a music score for Paul Czinner’s masterpiece “Miss Else”, based on a novel written by Arthur Schnitzler . With live music the Marlene Kuntz will accompany this visionary and thrilling film, which perfectly fits the melodic and turbulent research their music represents.A program, therefore, that ranges from subjects and events intimately linked with the mountains and mountaineering to environmental, social and historical ones, and includes, as always, MontagnaLibri, the most important international exhibition of mountain publications.
There will also be daily meetings with important guests (Pierre Mazeaud) and mountaineering evenings, in which two opposite ways of climbing the mountains will be compared by great solo climbers (Pietro Dal Prà, Silvia Vidal, Hansjörg Auer) and the Russian mountaineering team.
The calendar of fringe events includes again this year the World Cup of Speed Climbing in Piazza Duomo in Trento (the 27th of april). And then exhibitions, concerts, theme conferences, meetings with authors and film directors will enrich a programme offering a full and varied cultural proposal carefully prepared by the organisers of the oldest international festival of films featuring mountains, exploration and adventure.
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