L'INIZIO DEL MONTE
Italy / 1993 / 21'
Logorai and Lake Tovel, in Trentino, are the background for an esoteric dialogue between a student and the mountain. This dialogue develops through seven tests to reach restoration, purity and vistory. A journey in man's psyche and the mountain in search of the archetyps that is has represented in the collective unconsciousness.
Ugo Slomp has been a director at Italy’s State broadcaster RAI since 1977; he is also a musician. After he had completed his classical studies, he went on to graduate in the oboe with top marks. He specialised in baroque music at the Accademie de Musique Ancienne di Clisson, France. He is also a music critic and an expert in the relationship between sound and image. He has made experimental videos for RAI, including Video ergo sum opus videothronica (1988) and Finale Rosso (1992). Among his films are El Nene, la morte della Valle (2006) and Alè, Bigia, Alè (2005).