The film tries to reconstruct Massimo’s life through many interviews and beautiful climbing images. He was a great mountaineer who was usually rather unwilling to talk about himself or reveal his thoughts. Instead of words he preferred his essential way of climbing a wall, with energy, seriousness and experience. At the age of 23 Massimo had such an ability to climb that he was included among the greatest climbers worldwide. This documentary film is a homage paid to him by relatives and friends and helps people to understand whom this man actually was. Massimo died in a mountain accident on 24th February 2005. Apart from the accounts in the film, there are many library images taken from old videos of his childhood and from the most recent video, together with many photographs.
Valerio Folco worked as a helicopter pilot in the alpine rescue team and for the Civil Protection of Valle d’Aosta, but he has also been a high mountain alpine guide since 1992. He has climbed for twenty five years and today he is one of the outstanding worldwide figures in artificial climbing of big rock walls, having made more than one hundred ascents (ED and ABO) on the whole alpine arc. As a director he shot several documentaries, including: Big Stone (1999), Yosemite (2002), Game Over (2004), Dentro La Bolla (2004), B.A.T. (2004), Professional e Free Rider (2003), La macchina del Tempo (2006) and My Revers (2007). He participated several times in the TrentoFilmfestival.
Bich graduated in Documentary Cinematography at the Bologna School of Performing Arts (DAMS). In 1992, he devised and organised Filmontagna, an exhibition that toured the valleys of Valle d’Aosta; since 1995 he has organised Strade del Cinema, which became an international festival of silent film accompanied by live music. He started his work as an amateur filmmaker in 1990 with his Videogiornale della facoltà occupata. Since 2000, he has been art director, alongside Luisa Montrosset, of the new Cervino CineMountain Festival. His works include La plume de l’ours (2006) and Per genti e per ghiacci (2006).