LE DOLOMITI DI PIETRO
Switzerland / 1999 / 26'
Pietro Dalprà è uno dei più rappresentativi alpinisti e arrampicatori italiani, e non solo, di questo decennio. Nel documentario lo vediamo arrampicare sul Bec d'Aja nelle Dolomiti ampezzane, su una via strapiombante da lui stesso aperta e classificata 8b. Segue, con immagini spettacolari, un'ascensione in solitaria sulla via "Paolo VI" al Pilastro della Tofana di Rozes, sempre nelle Dolomiti ampezzane. Le due ascensioni sono spunto e occasione per Pietro per raccontare com'è il suo mondo della'lpinismo e dell'arrampicata, una sorta di viaggio nel mondo verticale in compagnia di insoliti amici di cordata, lo zaino, la paura, le emozioni.
Fulvio Mariani was born in La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland) in 1958. In 1981 he started to work as a cameraman for TSI – Swiss Italian Television. In 1985 he shot the documentary Cumbre which received many official awards. Thanks to this film, Mariani started his own business, Iceberg-Film, a production company mainly specialising in adventure documentary films. For many years he collaborated with leading figures in the climbing and mountaineering world, such as Reinhold Messner, Jerzy Kukuczka, Walter Bonatti, Hans Kammerlander, Riccardo Cassin, Mauro Corona, Stefan Glowacs and Piero Dal Pra'. In 1991 he was director of photography on the wall for the film Grido di pietra by Werner Herzog. He has collaborated with leading European Televisions channels such as ZDF, ORF, France 3, RAI and Mediaset, always shooting extreme adventure situations. In 1987 he published the book Drammi e Diaframmi. In 1994 he was director of photography for the Television series "Viva Africa and Overland" for Italian RAI. The following documentary films also received many awards: "L’uomo di legno", "La strada per Olmo Lungring and Siachen: a war for ice". He has participated in TrentoFilmfestival since the beginning of his career. He won the Silver Gentian prize with "Cumbre" (1987) and with "Cinquant’anni dopo" (1988) as well as the Golden Gentian CAI for the film "I Cavalieri delle vertigini "(2000). In 1990 he was a member of the International Jury in Trento.