Climbing in Patagonia has been shown to be difficult and dangerous, due to the distance from support camps and the instability of the weather. On the strength of direct experience, the director intertwines the endeavours of one of the pioneers, the ‘Spider of Lecco’ Casimiro Ferrari, with those of the young Matteo della Bordella, who relives his feats in ultra-modern style. The aesthetic appeal and dramatic nature of the events remain unchanged over time.
Born in Switzerland in 1958, he is one of the greatest living directors of mountain cinema, founder of Iceberg-Film and collaborator of the most important European television networks. Present at the Trento Film Festival since the beginning of his career in 1981, he has won numerous awards and was a member of the International Jury in 1990.
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