Italy / 2002 / 19'

This film, shot in Patagonia, takes us once again to the mythical scenes of Cerro Torre which are familiar to Trentino people, but perhaps more so to the Festival audience. This time the strong climber Ermanno Salvaterra with Mauro Giovanazzi, Paolo Calza and Walter Gobbi tackled the east face of this mountain without achieving the goal they had set themselves. However, the images, rather than a technical reportage, wish to illustrate how this latest test of courage contributed positively to the interior experience of the protagonist who kept a daily diary.



Ermanno Salvaterra is an alpine guide and a skiing instructor. His name is associated with some of the most beautiful ascents of the Patagonia Mountains such as the third repetition of the Maestri route on Cerro Torre and the first winter ascent of the same route in 1985. During these feats he began, as an amateur, to shoot and become familiar with the camera. After his first short made for Jonathan at Cerro Torre, he shot a second in 1985, Magico Est, about the expedition to the Paine Towers. In 1992 he directed Blu Patagonia, a report on the chain of events of Cerro Standhard and Punta Herron. Among his films we should recall: Fuiste alpiste…è andata così (1995), Infinito Sud (1996) and Cerro Torre, el Arca del los Vientos (2006), which participated in the 54th Trentofilmfestival.

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