Cervino CineMountain Festival

Valtournenche, Breuil-Cervinia, Chamois

  • 01 August 2020 - 06 August 2020
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If its geographical location at an altitude of over 2000 m means it merits the title of the highest Festival in the world, then the nature of its programme and its aims, means it deserves recognition, together with the Festival di Trento, as the most important event in Italy dedicated to mountain cinema. Ever since the first edition in 1998, mountains have always played the leading part, although the mountains have also become a “pretext” for addressing other related issues: the environment, climate, adventure, sport, culture and history.

Also in this 23rd edition, the jury of the competition will award the Grand Prix des Festivals, the “Mountain Cinema Oscar”, to one of the winning films of international festivals, coming from the circuit of the International Alliance for Mountain Film. The 7 selected works represent the best of the world mountain cinema production of the last two years.

And then there are the other films in competition in the various categories that offer an all-round look at contemporary mountain cinema, a unique opportunity to discover the best international works in recent months.

The Grand Prix des Festival:

BELOVED by Yaser Talebi (IRAN, 2018, 61m) – Domzale Grand Prix Festival
Firouzeh, is an eighty-year-old woman who lives surrounded by nature in the mountains of Iran, with only the company of her cows, to whom she is deeply fond. Despite having chosen a hard and masculine lifestyle, she interprets it in a poetic way.

CHOLITAS by Jaime Murciego, Pablo Iraburu (SPA, 80 ′, 2019) – Autrans Grand Prix Festival
Five indigenous Bolivian women are involved in a single expedition. As a symbol of emancipation, they propose to climb America’s highest mountain, Aconcagua.

CLIMBING BLIND by Alistair Lee (UK, 2020, 89m) – Kendal Grand Prix Festival
Jesse Dufton has been suffering from a degenerative vision disease since birth that only allows him to distinguish between light and dark. Despite his condition, Jesse faces the ambitious attempt to be the first visually impaired to climb the iconic Old Man of Hoy, a 137-meter-high sandstone monolith in the Orkney Islands.

DRØMMELAND by Joost van der Wiel (Netherlands, 2019, 72m) – Grand Prix Dutch FF
Fled from society for a life as a hermit in a small wooden hut in the Norwegian mountains, the sixty year old Nils shares his dream life online, using his smartphone, trying to achieve a difficult balance between communion with nature and the need for contacts with the outside world.

PIANO TO ZANSKAR by Michal Sulima (UK, 2018, 86m) – Grand Prix Festival of Kathmandu and BANFF
Desmond, a 65-year-old English tuner, decides to make the most demanding and dangerous delivery of his career: to transport a piano, 100 years old and weighing 80 kilos, from London to the heart of the Indian Himalayas, to donate it to an elementary school .

ONLY IN FLIGHT by Gianluca Maspes (ITA, 31 ′, 2018) – Grand Prix Festival Di Ushuaia
Luigi Bombardieri was a loner, animated by the love of the mountains and the values ​​of the CAI (Italian Alpine club). He had the idea of ​​experimenting with the use of helicopters for mountain rescue. Half a century after his death, Maurizio Folini, mountain guide, became a helicopter pilot and brought his intuition to Nepal.

THE LAST MOUNTAIN by Dariusz Załuski (Poland, 2018, 83m) – Grand Prix Krakow Mountain FF
The true story of the attempt to climb K2, the last Himalayan summit untouched in winter, by veterans of mountaineering Krzysztof Wielicki, Adam Bielecki and Denis Urubko. During the expedition, the French mountaineer Elisabeth Revol was rescued: one of the most extraordinary rescue operations in the history of mountaineering.


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