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    Frédéric Favre (2017)

    For a year and a half, filmmaker Frédéric Favre follows three ski mountaineers as they prepare for the Patrouille des Glaciers, a tough race through the Swiss Alps. Florence wants to race in memory of her father, but she is struggling to fit into his team. Guillaume is a seasoned competitor. He finds it difficult to reconcile family, work and passion. Antoine comes out of detoxification. By racing, he wants to prove to the world that he is not less than nothing. An intimate journey, an adventure that will transform them all.

    Switzerland / 106 min

    Encordés

    Frédéric Favre

    • 2017
    • Switzerland
    • 106 min
    For a year and a half, filmmaker Frédéric Favre follows three ski mountaineers as they prepare for the Patrouille des Glaciers, a tough race through the Swiss Alps. Florence wants to race in memory of her father, but she is struggling to fit into his team. Guillaume is a seasoned competitor. He finds it difficult to reconcile family, work and passion. Antoine comes out of detoxification. By racing, he wants to prove to the world that he is not less than nothing. An intimate journey, an adventure that will transform them all.

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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 / Expedition Journal

    200 metri al 21º secolo

    Fulvio Mariani (1990)

    In 1989 Rheinold Messner directed an international mountaineering expedition to the South Face of Lhotse, 8511 meters in the Himalayas of Nepal. Some of the best climbers of the moment took part in the expedition. In the same year, a few months later, it was the turn of Jerzy Kukuczka and his Polish companions. At 8300 meters of altitude, at the fateful 200 meters from the peak, for an unknown reason, Kukuczka falls and loses his life. 1989 is the black year of the snake.

    Switzerland / 49 min

    200 metri al 21º secolo

    Fulvio Mariani

    • 1990
    • Switzerland
    • 49 min
    In 1989 Rheinold Messner directed an international mountaineering expedition to the South Face of Lhotse, 8511 meters in the Himalayas of Nepal. Some of the best climbers of the moment took part in the expedition. In the same year, a few months later, it was the turn of Jerzy Kukuczka and his Polish companions. At 8300 meters of altitude, at the fateful 200 meters from the peak, for an unknown reason, Kukuczka falls and loses his life. 1989 is the black year of the snake.

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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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  • Drama / Mountain Drama

    Altitudes

    Altitudes

    Pierre-Antoine Hiroz (2017)

    After 20 years away, Isabelle, a former climbing champion, returns to her village in the Alps for the funeral of her mountain-guide father. She decides to open up a new climbing route with the help of Kenza, her protégé - something she'd planned to do with her father. But the past and its secrets resurface through Antoine, a brilliant mountaineer who was Isabelle's first love.

    France, Switzerland / 90 min

    Altitudes

    Pierre-Antoine Hiroz, Mikaël Ollivier

    • 2017
    • France, Switzerland
    • 90 min
    After 20 years away, Isabelle, a former climbing champion, returns to her village in the Alps for the funeral of her mountain-guide father. She decides to open up a new climbing route with the help of Kenza, her protégé - something she'd planned to do with her father. But the past and its secrets resurface through Antoine, a brilliant mountaineer who was Isabelle's first love.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Urban climbing

    Fulvio Mariani (2014)

    Last year in Lecco was organized the first competition of climbing on the city walls. An enormous success in terms of participation and audience, which has also pushed some enthusiasts to organize a similar competition in Lugano. The 'Street Boulder' is mainly conquering young people. A short film by Fulvio Mariani produced for the Sottosopra series.

    Switzerland / 7 min

    Urban climbing

    Fulvio Mariani

    • 2014
    • Switzerland
    • 7 min
    Last year in Lecco was organized the first competition of climbing on the city walls. An enormous success in terms of participation and audience, which has also pushed some enthusiasts to organize a similar competition in Lugano. The 'Street Boulder' is mainly conquering young people. A short film by Fulvio Mariani produced for the Sottosopra series.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Una famiglia in blocco

    Fulvio Mariani (2014)

    Jonas Chapuis - an international climber, boulderer and race tracer - has chosen to move to the Verzasca Valley with his family for the past 5 years. The portrait of a Saxon enthusiast who has found a new Eldorado. A short film by Fulvio Mariani produced for the Sottosopra series.

    Switzerland / 8 min

    Una famiglia in blocco

    Fulvio Mariani

    • 2014
    • Switzerland
    • 8 min
    Jonas Chapuis - an international climber, boulderer and race tracer - has chosen to move to the Verzasca Valley with his family for the past 5 years. The portrait of a Saxon enthusiast who has found a new Eldorado. A short film by Fulvio Mariani produced for the Sottosopra series.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Romolo senza frontiere

    Romolo senza frontiere

    Fulvio Mariani (2012)

    At the foot of the limestone walls of the Denti della Vecchia lives the only inhabitant of the Cioascio mountain, Romolo Nottaris. The famous Ticino alpinist, explorer and director tells in pictures the memories of his adventurous life from the Alps, to the Himalayas, passing through Tierra del Fuego to return to his beloved Denti. A film by Fulvio Mariani produced for the Sottosopra series.

    Switzerland / 19 min

    Romolo senza frontiere

    Fulvio Mariani

    • 2012
    • Switzerland
    • 19 min
    At the foot of the limestone walls of the Denti della Vecchia lives the only inhabitant of the Cioascio mountain, Romolo Nottaris. The famous Ticino alpinist, explorer and director tells in pictures the memories of his adventurous life from the Alps, to the Himalayas, passing through Tierra del Fuego to return to his beloved Denti. A film by Fulvio Mariani produced for the Sottosopra series.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Pagine di pietra

    Pagine di pietra

    Mario Casella (2012)

    Glauco Cugini, climber, opener and pitoner of a multitude of rock routes in Ticino, is also the author of a best-selling climbing guide in Switzerland. Portrait of a passionate who also introduces us to some rock faces above Bosco Gurin, the last corner of the planned Park of Locarno, on which he dwells. A film by Mario Casella and Fulvio Mariani produced for the Sottosopra series.

    Switzerland / 10 min

    Pagine di pietra

    Mario Casella, Fulvio Mariani

    • 2012
    • Switzerland
    • 10 min
    Glauco Cugini, climber, opener and pitoner of a multitude of rock routes in Ticino, is also the author of a best-selling climbing guide in Switzerland. Portrait of a passionate who also introduces us to some rock faces above Bosco Gurin, the last corner of the planned Park of Locarno, on which he dwells. A film by Mario Casella and Fulvio Mariani produced for the Sottosopra series.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Medici nell'aria sottile

    Mario Casella (2014)

    The largest research laboratory ever built at high altitudes. Last year the Ticino doctor Reto Pezzoli, a great mountain enthusiast, took part in the Swiss expedition to the Himlung Himal (7126 m): a peak located between Everest and Annapurna. Purpose of the expedition: to collect information on the reaction of the human body at high altitude by exploiting the availability of about forty alpinists-cavia who have undergone intensive medical examinations up to 7000 meters in height. About thirty doctors and researchers followed the climb of the participants bringing home a multitude of data that will allow to deepen the scientific knowledge in this field. The images of the expedition and the story of one of the doctors involved.

    Switzerland / 10 min

    Medici nell'aria sottile

    Mario Casella, Fulvio Mariani

    • 2014
    • Switzerland
    • 10 min
    The largest research laboratory ever built at high altitudes. Last year the Ticino doctor Reto Pezzoli, a great mountain enthusiast, took part in the Swiss expedition to the Himlung Himal (7126 m): a peak located between Everest and Annapurna. Purpose of the expedition: to collect information on the reaction of the human body at high altitude by exploiting the availability of about forty alpinists-cavia who have undergone intensive medical examinations up to 7000 meters in height. About thirty doctors and researchers followed the climb of the participants bringing home a multitude of data that will allow to deepen the scientific knowledge in this field. The images of the expedition and the story of one of the doctors involved.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    La parete d’Alnasca

    Mario Casella (2014)

    Poncione d'Alnasca dominates the Verzasca Valley between Brione and Lavertezzo. As the late and very strong alpinist Marco Pedrini wrote: 'its south wall, 500 m high, is undoubtedly the most beautiful in Ticino and forms an almost perfect triangle, vertical and very compact'. We will take you on the wall with Lorenzo Petazzi, one of the first climbers, to relive the epic of this historical page of European mountaineering. A short film by Fulvio Mariani and Mario Casella produced for the Sottosopra series.

    Switzerland / 9 min

    La parete d’Alnasca

    Mario Casella, Fulvio Mariani

    • 2014
    • Switzerland
    • 9 min
    Poncione d'Alnasca dominates the Verzasca Valley between Brione and Lavertezzo. As the late and very strong alpinist Marco Pedrini wrote: 'its south wall, 500 m high, is undoubtedly the most beautiful in Ticino and forms an almost perfect triangle, vertical and very compact'. We will take you on the wall with Lorenzo Petazzi, one of the first climbers, to relive the epic of this historical page of European mountaineering. A short film by Fulvio Mariani and Mario Casella produced for the Sottosopra series.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    La magia del continente bianco

    Romolo Nottaris (2013)

    The last mountaineering adventure of the Ticino Romolo Nottaris. After telling the story of the Simplon region in the first episode, now it's up to Valle Bedretto that next winter will host a world-class ski mountaineering competition. The award to the valley of the race is a prize to the organizers of the Tris Rotondo. A short film by Fulvio Mariani and Romolo Nottaris produced for the Sottosopra series.

    Switzerland / 23 min

    La magia del continente bianco

    Romolo Nottaris, Fulvio Mariani

    • 2013
    • Switzerland
    • 23 min
    The last mountaineering adventure of the Ticino Romolo Nottaris. After telling the story of the Simplon region in the first episode, now it's up to Valle Bedretto that next winter will host a world-class ski mountaineering competition. The award to the valley of the race is a prize to the organizers of the Tris Rotondo. A short film by Fulvio Mariani and Romolo Nottaris produced for the Sottosopra series.

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