THE TIME MACHINE
Italy / 1987 / 40'
What would happen if a ski enthusiast from the 20th century suddenly found himself transplanted to our time? A skier, at the beginning of the century, is convinced to board a time machine. He lands in the future where he meets the best representatives of today's techniques. He learns to ski at a high altitude, to do extreme skiing and to descend the southern wall of Grandes Jorasses using the telemark technique. He becomes everyone's friend but he wants to return to the past to tell the tale. The film, halfway between a documentary and a fiction film, is the pleasant result of the imagination and courage of a film director and a great extreme skier. The telemark descent of Jorasses is a world record.
Michele Radici is an enthusiastic sportsman, specialising in filming extreme sports and adventures. He has produced various documentaries on flight (aerial acrobatics, hang-gliding and parachute sports), skin diving (potholing and archaeological diving, sharks) and the mountains (women’s free climbing, exploring in Venezuela, extreme skiing) for Canale 5 and the Istituto Luce in Rome. He participated at the Trento Filmfestival in 1986 with "La parete che non c'è” , in 1988 with "The Time Machine" (made with Stefano De Benedetti) and in 1990 with "Face To Face" (made with Anthony Hoffmann). In 1991 he presented "Carnatic: la nave senza volto".
In 2008 he translated an old book written by Bridwell (by now impossible to find) and wrote part of the new book “The Bird” on the life and feats of Jim Bridwell, updated with the latest ascents, together with Giovanni Groaz. In 2009 he produced and directed a split-screen film for the Upper Valdigne on Courmayeur and neighbouring municipalities. In the same year he was a member of the jury at the Trento Film Festival.