Montagna dei vivi

Gian Luigi Giustiniani
Italy, 13 min
World premiere

On 15 August 1778, seven men from Gressoney-La-Trinité climbed Mont Rose in search of a lost valley celebrated in legends of the time. Until then, only hunters and scientists had approached the glaciers of this massif. They were the first to scale a mountain out of a pure desire for discovery and were thus, in a sense, the fathers of modern climbing.

On 15 August 1778, seven men from Gressoney-La-Trinité climbed Mont Rose in search of a lost valley celebrated in legends of the time. Until then, only hunters and scientists had approached the glaciers. They were the first to scale a mountain out of a pure desire for discovery and were thus, in a sense, the fathers of modern climbing. “I was born and grew up in the Valsesia, a valley that ends on the south-east side of Mont Rose where, below the glaciers, the mountain presents two steep rock faces. Obviously what lay behind these faces was unknown to man. The legend of a lost valley was told for years, as a way of expanding these inaccessible horizons” (GLG). The history of climbing intersects with the legend. The voice of the director carries us away. We listen to the story while the musical punctuation follows a crescendo, reaching saturation as the summit approaches. Shots of the imposing mountains evoke the group’s imaginary journey and slip away like clouds filling the screen. Will we find the lost valley?

Paolo Moretti

Trailer

Duration
13 min
Year
2013
Country
Italy
Section
Premiers Pas
Premiere
World premiere
Language
Italian
Subtitle
English, French
Production
Gian Luigi Giustiniani
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