This is the conclusion of the research project started in 1993 in Val Daone (western Trentino) and already documented in two film presented at the Film Festival: «El Nene» 1994 and «Animalia» 1996. Starting from an event which occurred on 18 July 1656 the whole magical rustic environment of the 1600s in the Adamello is reconstructed, an age when people thought the mountains were populated by monsters, witches and elves, and the inviolable peaks were seen an supernatural creatures.
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).