Mountains at 360° at the Trento Film Festival 2023

Mountains at 360° at the Trento Film Festival 2023

The Trento Film Festival, held annually since 1952, will take place from April 28 to May 7, and this year confirms the city as the international capital of cinema and mountain cultures.

It is an event with more than 130 films and more than 150 events for adults and children, with Italian and international guests. The“Destination…” section returns in 2023 to explore landscapes and cultures of the African continent, focusing on Ethiopia and inviting audiences to engage with images, stories, landscapes and traditions of a unique and fascinating country, while also addressing momentous geopolitical phenomena.

The festival will open with the premiere of Denis Imbert’s film A passo d’uomo (Sur les chemins noirs) , starring Jean Duiardin who crosses France on foot. Proposals from the nine sections of the program will then be presented, from which emerges a mountain to be imagined as a place of respectful and cooperative cohabitation between man and nature.

In International competition stand out productions such as the last of National Geographic Wild Life, which tells the story of Kristine and Doug Tompkins’ love and commitment to nature; “Songs of Earth” (The Song of the Earth), produced by Wim Wenders and Liv Ulimann and Norwegian director Margreth Olin; “Stams” by Bernhard Braunstein, which opens the doors of the famous European sports high school where the young ski champions of the future are trained; and “The Fire Within: A Requiem for Katia and Maurice Krafft” by Werner Herzog, about the famous pair of French volcanologists already at the center of the film “Fire of Love.”

Among the premieres are two particularly anticipated films: “La Montagne directed by and starring mountaineering filmmaker Thomas Salvador and “Let the River Flow” by Norwegian Ole Giaver, which focuses on the early anti-discrimination struggles of the Sami people of Scandinavia. There is no shortage of nature documentaries, including “Le Chêne,” which chronicles the life of a majestic oak tree, and films about the relationship between communities and animals in the Alps, such as “L’Ors” and“Wolf One.” The archival rediscoveries section includes the restoration of “Everest – Guido Guerrasio’s Italian Expedition to the Roof of the World.” The closing film “Rispet” is the debut feature film of Trentino-based director Cecilia Bozza Wolf. The Competition’s International Jury will award the Golden and Silver Gentians, and will consist of director Urszula Antoniak, Anne Farrer, photographer Jim Herrington, writer and screenwriter Francesca Melandri, and film programmer Paolo Moretti. Among the events, there will also be several evenings of reflection on mountaineering, with live performances and guests ready to tell their stories.

In addition, T4Future, the youth section of the festival, offers a program of activities to educate the younger generation about environmental sustainability and active citizenship.

The full program is available on the festival website.

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