Two elderly women are talking by the fire in an old kitchen, remembering times gone by and stressing the changes that have occurred in community life over the decades. In the mean time they prepare a meal based on a roast potatoes which has to be brought later to a place in the mountains where the men are working. We are in the municipality of Commezzadura in Val di Sole, north-western Trentino. We go from autumn to winter, when transportation in the valley is by sled («bazeghine»). In the end no one will be left by the fire to prepare those simple, old-fashioned dishes.
Claudio Redolfi began making amateur films in 1965. In the 1990s, he opened his own production studio and made a range of tourism/sports and culture/education documentaries. One of his most evocative was entitled “L’erede di Moresana” about life on a mountain farmstead in Valle di Sole. He has presented a vast array of films at the TrentoFilmfestival since the 1970s; some of his main entries include “Lettera al nonno”, “Evoluzione”, “Caserando”, “Guardandomi indietro”, ‘L’ombra”, “Un venerdi verso le tre”, and “El salvin”.