Banglavenice explores and questions the coexistence with water in Venice. The narrative key is the experience of some Venetian citizens intertwined with that of some migrants from Bangladesh, who after leaving a country increasingly affected by the effects of global warming, find in Venice a continuity with the places they come from. It is an observational documentary in which the subjects are portrayed in their everyday life, their stories united and linked by the element of water, which, like a subtext, is a precious testimony and unequivocally translates the essence of Venice.
Riccardo Bee was one of the most talented rock climbers of his time, but his climbing feats are shrouded in mystery. Forty years after his death, L’ULTIMA VIA DI RICCARDO BEE is not intended as a celebration of his greatness as a climber, but rather wishes to grasp the legacy of a husband, father and friend obliged by a sort of enchantment to constantly challenge himself.
Corvaz is a simple and instinctive thirty-year-old man who works hard in his father’s vineyard and adores wandering around with his dog Toni. Life in the mountain village all centres on the bar, owned by a wealthy winemaker/landowner and managed by his son’s girlfriend. The men pass their time drinking, in an environment marked by resentment and false friendships, when one night, the wooden statues standing in the square are vandalised. Corvaz is immediately blamed. Even Mara, the lively barmaid, believes that it was him. However, trying to overcome the collective hostility, she meets up with him and a friendship develops, while the community’s desire for revenge becomes increasingly stronger. The code of respect that has held them together has now been broken.
Fausto and Simone are two climbers who are very different in terms of age and background, with different ways of looking at the world but a common vision: the search, both interior and exterior, for discovery, at a measured pace, encounters and relationships with others, love for the land and the mountains, an inner quest for a sustainable balance and a high summit. The vision becomes a reality as they learn about the land and culture of Nepal.
Director: Alessandro D’Emilia e Katia Bernardi
Production: Mountain Film Crew, Montura, Adv Productions, Triangololab
A journey spanning the past and present, full of accounts and reflections that tell the story of writer Mario Rigoni Stern (1921-2008). Over the course of a fictional day, from daybreak to starry night, his voice, borrowed from a vast, extensive archive, looks back on years of war and imprisonment. Back home, the former Alpini corps Sergeant has become the Guardian of the Asiago Plateau over time, and his homeland has become symbolic of a world we need to protect from war and neglect
After thirty years of public life and thirty books to her name, Susanna Tamaro has decided to remove the mask she's always hidden behind to tell the world who she wants to be: Susanna. She's doing away with that protective filter that has alienated her from the world around her and concealed a characteristic that, until recently, she couldn't put a name to. A disorder that, throughout her life, has made her feel different and one that she's finally ready to share with the world: Asperger's syndrome.
Director: Katia Bernardi
A journey into the history of man's relationship with bears in Trentino. Various figures create a jigsaw of perspectives spanning pre-history, history, the struggle to protect the animals, the great re-population project, and the present day. The documentary leaves us with lots of questions, without losing sight of reality: the co-habitation of bears and human beings creates unavoidable conflicts and requires firm commitment from everyone affected.
"Un Viaggio sulle Alpi" (An Alpine Journey) is the account of a two thousand kilometre-long journey along the Alpine arc.
Two of today's influential travellers—anthropologist Annibale Salsa and writer and former editor of the Meridiani Montagne magazine Marco Albino Ferrari—took part in the journey. A voyage into the cultural landscape of Europe's largest mountain range, from the summits to the valley floor, immersed in its wondrous sounds. A complex mosaic that took shape by following the network of paths that have surrounded the Alps over time.
It's 2008, right at the beginning of the great financial crisis. Maria (Carlotta Antonelli) is a race-walking athlete. Her proud Dad (Paolo Calabresi) wants to see her realise her dreams of success. Her Mum (Anna Ferruzzo), on the other hand, is more sceptical, though her partner Johnny (Libero De Rienzo), who's almost twice her age, knows just how to keep Maria and her parents' dream alive. Johnny has a fridge full of vials, having helped lots of young people with illegal substances in the past as an athletic coach. One of these, Tom (Primo Reggiani), is looking for Johnny, as he holds him responsible for the fact that doping has ruined his career and...
In a snowy and cold winter night a young novice veterinarian has to fight against the unexpected adversity of life to demonstrate to herself and to a gruff and old mountain farmer of being able to carry out her mission: give birth to the beloved Bufera, cow queen of the stable. It’s a matter of life or death.