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    Valle della Luce

    Valle della Luce

    Alberto Beltrami (2020)

    Eighty-seven years after the first mountaineering ascent in Valle della Sarca, the film offers an overview of the climbing history of rock faces in the valley, which today attract enthusiasts from all over the world. The narration is entrusted to climbing scenes and interviews with key figures, set against the backdrop of stunning scenery. It is the story of a training ground combining two currents, mountaineering and sports climbing, seeking sometimes equilibrium and sometimes extreme experiences.

    Italy / 48 min

    Valle della Luce

    Alberto Beltrami, Lia Giovanazzi Beltrami

    • 2020
    • Italy
    • 48 min
    Eighty-seven years after the first mountaineering ascent in Valle della Sarca, the film offers an overview of the climbing history of rock faces in the valley, which today attract enthusiasts from all over the world. The narration is entrusted to climbing scenes and interviews with key figures, set against the backdrop of stunning scenery. It is the story of a training ground combining two currents, mountaineering and sports climbing, seeking sometimes equilibrium and sometimes extreme experiences.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Lost on Everest Vod

    Lost on Everest

    Renan Ozturk (2019)

    Reaching 29,029 feet, Mount Everest has long captivated mountaineers of all stripes. But a peak that draws athletes and mountaineers to new heights isn’t without danger — or a dark side. Perhaps the peak’s greatest mystery is the missing body of Andrew “Sandy” Irvine who disappeared alongside George Leigh Mallory in 1924 just 800 vertical feet from the summit. In Lost on Everest, we follow along as a team of elite climbers with new intel on the location of his missing body set out to solve what may be mountaineering’s great mystery. Along with the body, the team hopes to find Irvine’s camera and the footage that could rewrite history.

    USA / 48 min

    Lost on Everest

    Renan Ozturk, Drew Pulley

    • 2019
    • USA
    • 48 min
    Reaching 29,029 feet, Mount Everest has long captivated mountaineers of all stripes. But a peak that draws athletes and mountaineers to new heights isn’t without danger — or a dark side. Perhaps the peak’s greatest mystery is the missing body of Andrew “Sandy” Irvine who disappeared alongside George Leigh Mallory in 1924 just 800 vertical feet from the summit. In Lost on Everest, we follow along as a team of elite climbers with new intel on the location of his missing body set out to solve what may be mountaineering’s great mystery. Along with the body, the team hopes to find Irvine’s camera and the footage that could rewrite history.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    L'angelo custode

    Matteo Mocellin (2014)

    Toni Marchiorello dedicated himself to the mountains and mountaineering from a very young age: the soul of the CAI, the first Mountaineering Instructor in the Bassano area, he has collected 35 climbs over 4000 meters of altitude. At the ripe old age of 85, he is still a man of the mountains and continues to participate in hiking activities in Italy and abroad and is not lacking in every occasion of cheerful conviviality. Its feature? The total absence of a sense of direction. Hence the nickname 'Compass'.

    Italy / 22 min

    L'angelo custode

    Matteo Mocellin

    • 2014
    • Italy
    • 22 min
    Toni Marchiorello dedicated himself to the mountains and mountaineering from a very young age: the soul of the CAI, the first Mountaineering Instructor in the Bassano area, he has collected 35 climbs over 4000 meters of altitude. At the ripe old age of 85, he is still a man of the mountains and continues to participate in hiking activities in Italy and abroad and is not lacking in every occasion of cheerful conviviality. Its feature? The total absence of a sense of direction. Hence the nickname 'Compass'.

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  • Drama / Adventure

    The Last Blue Mountain

    The Last Blue Mountain

    Lawrence Gordon Clark (1971)

    A film recreating the heart-rending true story of the 1957 expedition to Mount Haramosh in the Karakoram range in Pakistan. With the summit beyond reach, four young climbers are about to return to camp. Their brief pause to enjoy the view and take photographs is interrupted by an avalanche that sweeps Bernard Jillott and John Emery hundreds of feet down the mountain into a snow basin. Miraculously, they both survive the fall. Rae Culbert and Tony Streather risk their own lives to rescue their friends, only to become stranded alongside them.

    UK / 30 min

    The Last Blue Mountain

    Lawrence Gordon Clark

    • 1971
    • UK
    • 30 min
    A film recreating the heart-rending true story of the 1957 expedition to Mount Haramosh in the Karakoram range in Pakistan. With the summit beyond reach, four young climbers are about to return to camp. Their brief pause to enjoy the view and take photographs is interrupted by an avalanche that sweeps Bernard Jillott and John Emery hundreds of feet down the mountain into a snow basin. Miraculously, they both survive the fall. Rae Culbert and Tony Streather risk their own lives to rescue their friends, only to become stranded alongside them.

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  • Drama / Biographical

    Non avere paura

    Andrea Porporati (2014)

    A true story about an unlikely friendship between a ski instructor named Lino Zani and Pope John Paul II who met in 1981, during Wojtyła's stay at Lino's family ski lodge. Years later, with the help of Pope John Paul II's spiritual guidance, Lino is inspired to achieve his dreams by climbing Mount Everest. The film is based on the book 'Era santo, era huomo' (The Secret Life of John Paul II), written in 2012 by Lino Zani and Marilu Simoneschi. Another mountaineering feat achieved by Zaini was the first ski descent from Cho Oyu in 1988 together with Flavio Spazzadeschi.

    Italy / 98 min

    Non avere paura

    Andrea Porporati

    • 2014
    • Italy
    • 98 min
    A true story about an unlikely friendship between a ski instructor named Lino Zani and Pope John Paul II who met in 1981, during Wojtyła's stay at Lino's family ski lodge. Years later, with the help of Pope John Paul II's spiritual guidance, Lino is inspired to achieve his dreams by climbing Mount Everest. The film is based on the book 'Era santo, era huomo' (The Secret Life of John Paul II), written in 2012 by Lino Zani and Marilu Simoneschi. Another mountaineering feat achieved by Zaini was the first ski descent from Cho Oyu in 1988 together with Flavio Spazzadeschi.

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  • Drama / Adventure

    Eagle Rock

    Henry Geddes (1964)

    A healthy dose of fresh air, a few risky situations and good-natured pranks make this Children Film Foundation film a most enjoyable watch. David is a stubborn London teenager with a sense of his own superiority. Spending a couple of weeks at a boys-only youth club in the Lake District, he gets frustrated when forbidden to climb a local mountain - due to a protected eagle nesting at the top - and plots a secret ascent. What could go wrong?

    UK / 62 min

    Eagle Rock

    Henry Geddes

    • 1964
    • UK
    • 62 min
    A healthy dose of fresh air, a few risky situations and good-natured pranks make this Children Film Foundation film a most enjoyable watch. David is a stubborn London teenager with a sense of his own superiority. Spending a couple of weeks at a boys-only youth club in the Lake District, he gets frustrated when forbidden to climb a local mountain - due to a protected eagle nesting at the top - and plots a secret ascent. What could go wrong?

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  • Documentary / Historical

    The Grand Rescue DVD

    The Grand Rescue

    William A. Kerig (2013)

    A documentary film recounting the legendary 1967 rescue on the North Face of the Grand Teton by Park Service rescuers. Risking their lives to save a severely injured climber and his companion, the rescue took three harrowing days and pushed the team to new abilities. Each day, deprived of food and sleep, they battled the elements, unknown terrain, and a victim who believed the rescue was not being properly executed. The film utilizes re-creations from high on the mountain as well as modern day interviews with the victims and the rescuers. A band of brothers story, The Grand Rescue exposes the tenuous relationship between man and mountain and recounts an unprecedented rescue in American mountaineering.

    USA / 52 min

    The Grand Rescue

    William A. Kerig, Meredith Lavitt, Jenny Wilson

    • 2013
    • USA
    • 52 min
    A documentary film recounting the legendary 1967 rescue on the North Face of the Grand Teton by Park Service rescuers. Risking their lives to save a severely injured climber and his companion, the rescue took three harrowing days and pushed the team to new abilities. Each day, deprived of food and sleep, they battled the elements, unknown terrain, and a victim who believed the rescue was not being properly executed. The film utilizes re-creations from high on the mountain as well as modern day interviews with the victims and the rescuers. A band of brothers story, The Grand Rescue exposes the tenuous relationship between man and mountain and recounts an unprecedented rescue in American mountaineering.

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  • Drama / Mountain Drama

    The crystal trench DVD

    The crystal trench

    Alfred Hitchcock (1959)

    While staying at an Alpine ski resort, English mountain climber Mark (Donald) learns that a fellow Englishman, a young climber, has perished on a nearby mountain, his body awaiting retrieval. Mark breaks the news to the dead man's pretty young widow, Stella (Owens), before setting off to recover the corpse. The attempt to fetch the body is botched, the corpse falling from the mountain deep into a crevasse below, making it irrecoverable. Mark returns to London with Stella and the two maintain a close friendship, but Mark wants more and proposes marriage. Still in love with her husband, Stella refuses, claiming she can't move on without seeing the dead man one more time.

    USA / 26 min

    The crystal trench

    Alfred Hitchcock

    • 1959
    • USA
    • 26 min
    While staying at an Alpine ski resort, English mountain climber Mark (Donald) learns that a fellow Englishman, a young climber, has perished on a nearby mountain, his body awaiting retrieval. Mark breaks the news to the dead man's pretty young widow, Stella (Owens), before setting off to recover the corpse. The attempt to fetch the body is botched, the corpse falling from the mountain deep into a crevasse below, making it irrecoverable. Mark returns to London with Stella and the two maintain a close friendship, but Mark wants more and proposes marriage. Still in love with her husband, Stella refuses, claiming she can't move on without seeing the dead man one more time.

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  • Drama / Historical

    Tenkrát v ráji DVD

    Tenkrát v ráji

    Lordan Zafranovic (2016)

    The film, based on the novel by Josef Urban, tells of the fateful love, the unmistakable friendship and the relations between the Czech and German mountaineers, to which the difficult period of war of the Protectorate was fateful. Legendary myths and the best Czech mountaineer, Josef Smítka, refused to embark on a total deployment in the Empire, and for several years he was hiding in the rock town of Hruboskalska by German authorities and Gestapo, supported by Czech and German mountaineers. Josko, on his journey of freedom, has crossed the boundaries of possibilities not only in rocks but also in life.

    Czech Republic, Slovenia / 99 min

    Tenkrát v ráji

    Lordan Zafranovic, Peter Palka, Daniel Krzywon

    • 2016
    • Czech Republic, Slovenia
    • 99 min
    The film, based on the novel by Josef Urban, tells of the fateful love, the unmistakable friendship and the relations between the Czech and German mountaineers, to which the difficult period of war of the Protectorate was fateful. Legendary myths and the best Czech mountaineer, Josef Smítka, refused to embark on a total deployment in the Empire, and for several years he was hiding in the rock town of Hruboskalska by German authorities and Gestapo, supported by Czech and German mountaineers. Josko, on his journey of freedom, has crossed the boundaries of possibilities not only in rocks but also in life.

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  • Drama / Adventure

    Everesuto - Kamigami no itadaki Vod

    Everesuto - Kamigami no itadaki

    Hideyuki Hirayama (2016)

    Makoto Fukamachi (Junichi Okada) is a Japanese cameraman. He finds an old camera on a backstreet of Nepal. The camera might possibly solve the mystery of whether George Mallory became the first person to successfully climb Mount Everest on June 8, 1924 or not. Pursuing the old camera's past, Makoto Fukamachi meets legendary Alpinist Joji Habu (Hiroshi Abe). Joji Habu is isolated from other people because of his reckless and thoughtless personality

    Japan / 123 min

    Everesuto - Kamigami no itadaki

    Hideyuki Hirayama

    • 2016
    • Japan
    • 123 min
    Makoto Fukamachi (Junichi Okada) is a Japanese cameraman. He finds an old camera on a backstreet of Nepal. The camera might possibly solve the mystery of whether George Mallory became the first person to successfully climb Mount Everest on June 8, 1924 or not. Pursuing the old camera's past, Makoto Fukamachi meets legendary Alpinist Joji Habu (Hiroshi Abe). Joji Habu is isolated from other people because of his reckless and thoughtless personality

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  • Drama / Mountain Drama

    Der Kampf ums Matterhorn Vod

    Der Kampf ums Matterhorn

    Nunzio Malasomma (1934)

    Sounded version of the 1928 film 'Der Kampf ums Matterhorn'. The added sound track included music composed by Schmidt-Boelckeb and dubbed dialogs by different actors. This version is slightly shorter than the silent film due to the disappearance of the movie titles. The story, based on the novel by Carl Haensel recreates the struggle between Edward Whymper and Jean-Antoine Carrel for the first successful ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865. In 1938 two new versions of the movie were filmed under the direction of Luis Trenker, who acted again in the role of Carrel. One version was shot in German (Der Berg ruft) and the other in English (The Challenge).

    Germany / 79 min

    Der Kampf ums Matterhorn

    Nunzio Malasomma, Mario Bonnard

    • 1934
    • Germany
    • 79 min
    Sounded version of the 1928 film 'Der Kampf ums Matterhorn'. The added sound track included music composed by Schmidt-Boelckeb and dubbed dialogs by different actors. This version is slightly shorter than the silent film due to the disappearance of the movie titles. The story, based on the novel by Carl Haensel recreates the struggle between Edward Whymper and Jean-Antoine Carrel for the first successful ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865. In 1938 two new versions of the movie were filmed under the direction of Luis Trenker, who acted again in the role of Carrel. One version was shot in German (Der Berg ruft) and the other in English (The Challenge).

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  • Drama / Romantic Drama

    Beyond the rocks DVD

    Beyond the rocks

    Sam Wood (1922)

    Theodora, a young and penniless aristocrat, marries a much older man, self-made millionaire grocer Josiah Brown, so that her father and spinster sisters can live comfortably. The couple honeymoon in the Alps. Rich American widow Jane McBride persuades the young bride to accompany her on a climbing excursion. Theodora slips and dangles precariously by her safety line over a cliff. She is rescued by Hector Bracondale, a young playboy and Theodora falls in love with him. She must choose between love and duty, and then Josiah and Hector must make choices of their own. The film was long considered lost but a nitrate print was discovered in the Netherlands in 2003.

    USA / 80 min

    Beyond the rocks

    Sam Wood

    • 1922
    • USA
    • 80 min
    Theodora, a young and penniless aristocrat, marries a much older man, self-made millionaire grocer Josiah Brown, so that her father and spinster sisters can live comfortably. The couple honeymoon in the Alps. Rich American widow Jane McBride persuades the young bride to accompany her on a climbing excursion. Theodora slips and dangles precariously by her safety line over a cliff. She is rescued by Hector Bracondale, a young playboy and Theodora falls in love with him. She must choose between love and duty, and then Josiah and Hector must make choices of their own. The film was long considered lost but a nitrate print was discovered in the Netherlands in 2003.

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