Filmography

Club Alpino Italiano

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    L'alpinista Vod

    L'alpinista

    Fabio Mancari (2015)

    Agostino Gazzera, known as Gustin, was a worker at Fiat with a passion for mountaineering, who in the 1950s dreamed of climbing the mountain routes opened by legendary climbers such as Cassin, Boccalatte and Gervasutti. Today Gustin has conquered all these peaks, from the Monviso and Cervino to “the university of climbing”, Mont Blanc, without ever forgetting where he comes from, becoming in his turn a point of reference and a model for new generations.

    Italy / 49 min

    L'alpinista

    Fabio Mancari, Giacomo Piumatti

    • 2015
    • Italy
    • 49 min
    Agostino Gazzera, known as Gustin, was a worker at Fiat with a passion for mountaineering, who in the 1950s dreamed of climbing the mountain routes opened by legendary climbers such as Cassin, Boccalatte and Gervasutti. Today Gustin has conquered all these peaks, from the Monviso and Cervino to “the university of climbing”, Mont Blanc, without ever forgetting where he comes from, becoming in his turn a point of reference and a model for new generations.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    La conquista del K2 DVD

    La conquista del K2

    Alessandro Varchetta (2004)

    In 1954, an Italian expedition led by Ardito Desio set out to climb K2: the participants were recruited among some of the best Italian mountaineers and after undertaking a period of innovative training for that time, they left directly for the massif of Karakorum. Under the almost military command of Desio, Achille Compagnoni and Lino Lacedelli reached the peak. Walter Bonatti, twenty-three at the time, the youngest in the expedition, spent a night without shelter at an altitude of 8100 meters, after having carried oxygen bottles to Campagnoni and Lacedelli. The K2 conquest followed a trail of controversy, although returning home to Italy was triumphant: the Italian mountaineers succeeded in climbing K2.

    Italy / 49 min

    La conquista del K2

    Alessandro Varchetta

    • 2004
    • Italy
    • 49 min
    In 1954, an Italian expedition led by Ardito Desio set out to climb K2: the participants were recruited among some of the best Italian mountaineers and after undertaking a period of innovative training for that time, they left directly for the massif of Karakorum. Under the almost military command of Desio, Achille Compagnoni and Lino Lacedelli reached the peak. Walter Bonatti, twenty-three at the time, the youngest in the expedition, spent a night without shelter at an altitude of 8100 meters, after having carried oxygen bottles to Campagnoni and Lacedelli. The K2 conquest followed a trail of controversy, although returning home to Italy was triumphant: the Italian mountaineers succeeded in climbing K2.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Oltre il confine

    Oltre il confine

    Federico Massa (2017)

    Marco Albino Ferrari retraces the key phases in the life of the climber Ettore Castiglioni and tries to reveal the mystery of his death. The story is accompanied by extracts from the mountaineer’s diary, recounting his hopes and fears. From Milan to a cable car climbing up the side of the mountain, or from an abandoned barracks to a hidden mountain hut, which was where he took refuge after 8 September and was based during his activities as a partisan.

    Italy, Switzerland / 68 min

    Oltre il confine

    Federico Massa, Andrea Azzetti

    • 2017
    • Italy, Switzerland
    • 68 min
    Marco Albino Ferrari retraces the key phases in the life of the climber Ettore Castiglioni and tries to reveal the mystery of his death. The story is accompanied by extracts from the mountaineer’s diary, recounting his hopes and fears. From Milan to a cable car climbing up the side of the mountain, or from an abandoned barracks to a hidden mountain hut, which was where he took refuge after 8 September and was based during his activities as a partisan.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Andon a Rampegar

    Matteo Mocellin (2017)

    The film tells the story of the 50th anniversary of the Gruppo Rocciatori Feltre told by past mountaineers and by young people who continue their research activity on the Vette Feltrine (Belluno). A set of emotions, narrated from the first ascents of the 60s and 70s by the protagonists of the time, passing through the anarchist group of Formiche Rosse led by Manolo, arriving at the opening of new routes by the group of young rock climbers from Feltre. A story that continues and looks to the future of mountaineering following in the footsteps of the pioneers of the Belluno Dolomites.

    Italy / 21 min

    Andon a Rampegar

    Matteo Mocellin

    • 2017
    • Italy
    • 21 min
    The film tells the story of the 50th anniversary of the Gruppo Rocciatori Feltre told by past mountaineers and by young people who continue their research activity on the Vette Feltrine (Belluno). A set of emotions, narrated from the first ascents of the 60s and 70s by the protagonists of the time, passing through the anarchist group of Formiche Rosse led by Manolo, arriving at the opening of new routes by the group of young rock climbers from Feltre. A story that continues and looks to the future of mountaineering following in the footsteps of the pioneers of the Belluno Dolomites.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Finis Terrae

    Fulvio Mariani (1999)

    Walter Bonatti travels to Patagonia to retrace the extraordinary story of the Salesian explorer Alberto Maria De Agostini and his titanic exploration work of the lands and mountains of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. Recovering photos and actual footage of the De Agostini Expeditions, the film, entirely shot in Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia in 1999, is a real journey into the lands of myth, and proposes, in a curious perspective that combines present and past, a fantastic sequence of some of the most spectacular places and savages of the American regions of the far South.

    Switzerland / 73 min

    Finis Terrae

    Fulvio Mariani

    • 1999
    • Switzerland
    • 73 min
    Walter Bonatti travels to Patagonia to retrace the extraordinary story of the Salesian explorer Alberto Maria De Agostini and his titanic exploration work of the lands and mountains of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. Recovering photos and actual footage of the De Agostini Expeditions, the film, entirely shot in Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia in 1999, is a real journey into the lands of myth, and proposes, in a curious perspective that combines present and past, a fantastic sequence of some of the most spectacular places and savages of the American regions of the far South.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Tutti per uno, mano alla mano

    Tutti per uno, mano alla mano

    Angelo Villa (1968)

    Documentary produced by the National Alpine Rescue Corps of the CAI in June 1968 during the international meeting of the Alpine Rescue Corps, held at the Monzino Refuge in the Mont Blanc group. A film by Angelo Villa.

    Italy / 27 min

    Tutti per uno, mano alla mano

    Tutti per uno, mano alla mano

    Angelo Villa

    • 1968
    • Italy
    • 27 min
    Documentary produced by the National Alpine Rescue Corps of the CAI in June 1968 during the international meeting of the Alpine Rescue Corps, held at the Monzino Refuge in the Mont Blanc group. A film by Angelo Villa.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Sciare in salita

    Sciare in salita

    Chiara Brambilla (2016)

    For generations the Righini ski mountaineering school in Milan, has handed down the culture of the snow and mountains in the city. Through the story of the microcosm represented by the school, Sciare in salita retraces the most important stages in the history of ski mountaineering, from the evolution of technical materials to the advent of the digital age, showing how film archives – from old footage to contemporary social media - are capable of constantly inventing new narrative threads. The mountains remain at the centre, surrounded by a mysterious aura that manages to evade the representations and imaginary attributes given to them by man.

    Italy / 67 min

    Sciare in salita

    Chiara Brambilla

    • 2016
    • Italy
    • 67 min
    For generations the Righini ski mountaineering school in Milan, has handed down the culture of the snow and mountains in the city. Through the story of the microcosm represented by the school, Sciare in salita retraces the most important stages in the history of ski mountaineering, from the evolution of technical materials to the advent of the digital age, showing how film archives – from old footage to contemporary social media - are capable of constantly inventing new narrative threads. The mountains remain at the centre, surrounded by a mysterious aura that manages to evade the representations and imaginary attributes given to them by man.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Sci-alpinismo senza frontiere

    Sci-alpinismo senza frontiere

    Renato Adorno (1982)

    Sixteen teams from Nice and fifteen from Trieste leave for Hospental on St. Bernard, with their skis and rucksacks. An exceptional, gigantic ski-mountaineering relay race, which will pass 55 peaks of over 3000 metres and 8 peaks of over 4000 metres, to end, after 64 unforgettable days of hard work and joy, freedom and friendship, in Hospental (Switzerland). An event organized by the Alpine Clubs of the six participating nations: Austria, France, Italy, Yugoslavia, Switzerland, Germany: A total of 384 skiers-mountaineers who live, between snow and sky, sun and storms, a human experience, as well as technical and sporting, extraordinary.

    Italy / 24 min

    Sci-alpinismo senza frontiere

    Sci-alpinismo senza frontiere

    Renato Adorno

    • 1982
    • Italy
    • 24 min
    Sixteen teams from Nice and fifteen from Trieste leave for Hospental on St. Bernard, with their skis and rucksacks. An exceptional, gigantic ski-mountaineering relay race, which will pass 55 peaks of over 3000 metres and 8 peaks of over 4000 metres, to end, after 64 unforgettable days of hard work and joy, freedom and friendship, in Hospental (Switzerland). An event organized by the Alpine Clubs of the six participating nations: Austria, France, Italy, Yugoslavia, Switzerland, Germany: A total of 384 skiers-mountaineers who live, between snow and sky, sun and storms, a human experience, as well as technical and sporting, extraordinary.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Rimpatriano i reduci del K2

    Rimpatriano i reduci del K2

    Mario Fantin (1954)

    A film about the return to Italy of the participants in the 1954 K2 expedition. The expedition made the first ascent of K2 via the Abruzzi Spur on 31 July 1954. The expedition was led by Ardito Desio, and the two climbers who reached the summit were Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni. A documentary by the prolific mountain filmmaker Mario Fantin.

    Italy / 12 min

    Rimpatriano i reduci del K2

    Rimpatriano i reduci del K2

    Mario Fantin

    • 1954
    • Italy
    • 12 min
    A film about the return to Italy of the participants in the 1954 K2 expedition. The expedition made the first ascent of K2 via the Abruzzi Spur on 31 July 1954. The expedition was led by Ardito Desio, and the two climbers who reached the summit were Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni. A documentary by the prolific mountain filmmaker Mario Fantin.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Preludio alpino al K2

    Preludio alpino al K2

    Mario Fantin (1954)

    Filmed on the Plateau Rosa in December 1953 and on the Monte Rosa in January 1954, this is the cinematographic and mountaineering preparation for the Italian expedition to K2. The expedition finally succeeded in ascending to the summit of K2 via the Abruzzi Spur on 31 July 1954. The expedition was led by Ardito Desio, and the two climbers who reached the summit were Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni.

    Italy / 17 min

    Preludio alpino al K2

    Mario Fantin

    • 1954
    • Italy
    • 17 min
    Filmed on the Plateau Rosa in December 1953 and on the Monte Rosa in January 1954, this is the cinematographic and mountaineering preparation for the Italian expedition to K2. The expedition finally succeeded in ascending to the summit of K2 via the Abruzzi Spur on 31 July 1954. The expedition was led by Ardito Desio, and the two climbers who reached the summit were Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Non ci sono perche'

    Non ci sono perche'

    Gianni Scarpellini (1980)

    The report of the climbing of the Pukajirka, in Cordillera Blanca of peruvian Andes. A film by Gianni Scarpellini produced by the CAI (Club Alpino Italiano) featuring Flavio Bettineschi, Italo Maj, Rocco Belingheri, Livio Piantoni, Nani Tagliaferri and Gianni Scarpellini.

    Italy / 25 min

    Non ci sono perche'

    Gianni Scarpellini

    • 1980
    • Italy
    • 25 min
    The report of the climbing of the Pukajirka, in Cordillera Blanca of peruvian Andes. A film by Gianni Scarpellini produced by the CAI (Club Alpino Italiano) featuring Flavio Bettineschi, Italo Maj, Rocco Belingheri, Livio Piantoni, Nani Tagliaferri and Gianni Scarpellini.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Figure e pietre del Pakistan

    Figure e pietre del Pakistan

    Mario Fantin (1954)

    A sort of addition to the main film, 'Rimpatriano i reduci del K2', about the return to Italy of the participants in the 1954 K2 expedition, mounted with the remaining footage. The expedition made the first ascent of K2 via the Abruzzi Spur on 31 July 1954. The expedition was led by Ardito Desio, and the two climbers who reached the summit were Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni. A documentary by the prolific mountain filmmaker Mario Fantin.

    Italy / 19 min

    Figure e pietre del Pakistan

    Figure e pietre del Pakistan

    Mario Fantin

    • 1954
    • Italy
    • 19 min
    A sort of addition to the main film, 'Rimpatriano i reduci del K2', about the return to Italy of the participants in the 1954 K2 expedition, mounted with the remaining footage. The expedition made the first ascent of K2 via the Abruzzi Spur on 31 July 1954. The expedition was led by Ardito Desio, and the two climbers who reached the summit were Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni. A documentary by the prolific mountain filmmaker Mario Fantin.

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