GRANDE MONTAGNA, GRANDE AVVENTURA
Italy / 1996 / 13'
We follow Luciano De Crignis in a long meditated extreme skiing feat on two faces of the same mountain on the same day. The mountain is Canin, in the Julian Alps, 2587 metres high but like an environment at five thousand metres. The film also underlines the friendship between the director and the skier, where the former is totally fascinated by the latter’s love for the environment.
Born in Trieste in 1954, in 1979 he graduated in modern literature, with a thesis on the history of cinema. He specialised in modern cinema techniques and was assistant director at the Association Varan in Paris. A television director since 1983, since 1990 he has been one of the founder members and creative manager of Videoest in Trieste. He has written, directed and produced numerous artistic, historical and nature films, along with advertising and industrial films.