By Gigi Giustiniani and Raffaele Rezzonico
Feature length documentary, 62min, HD, 2014.
In the summer of 1932, Gabriele Boccalatte and Ninì Pietrasanta met. They met on the Monte Bianco, they climbed it together and fell in love.
Their great alpine years go from 1932 to 1936 – the year in which they got married. They, as a roped party, pioneered some of the toughest alpine routes. They used to keep journals and take pictures in order to keep a record of their achievements.
Ninì, that was one of the very few female climbers in those years, would carry a 16mm film camera with her while climbing.
In 1937, their son Lorenzo was born, and, in 1938, Gabriele died, falling from a mountain wall. Ninì, then, gave up extreme climbing and focused on her role of mother.
Some years after Ninì’s death, in 2000, her son Lorenzo found the reels his mother had been shooting, hidden in an old case.
Produced by La Fournaise (Jovençan – Valle d’Aosta) in collaboration with Lomar SAS and DOK MOBILE.
Euganea Film Festival, Italy
Dutch Mountain Film Festival, Holland
Oaxaca sport film festival, Mexico
Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival, Nepal
Autrans Mountain Film Festival, France
Krakow Mountain Festival, Poland
Bansko Mountain film festival, Spain
EHO Mountain Film Festival, Macedonia
Swiss Mountain Film Festival, Switzerland
Trento Film Festival, Italy