MAGICO EST - TORRI DEL PAINE
Italy / 1987 / 23'
The film was shot during the first ascent by a Trentino expedition to the huge eastern face of the cenral tower of Paine. The film shows the true reality of this wonderful part of Patagonia without any previous preparation or subsequent reconstruction. The characteristic scenes filmed on the mountain face often in extremely difficult conditons and in severe surroundings are contrasted with the images of a wonderful and unusual nature, the undisputed kingdom of great mountaineers.
One of Trento’s most famous new-generation mountaineers, Elio Orlandi also loves art and film. During his numerous achievements in Patagonia and around the world, he has been able to shoot many climbs, which he then turned into films in an attempt to convey his great love of the mountains. His works have featured at a range of international film festivals and have won several awards. He has taken part in the TrentoFilmfestival on a number of occasions; he sat on the International Jury in 2008.