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“Nini” (Italy, 2014, Gigi Giustiniani, 65’)
In the summer of 1932, Gabriele Boccalatte and Ninì Pietrasanta met. They met on the Monte Bianco, they climbed it together and thus fell in love.
Their great alpine years go exactly 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 of those years, would carry a 16mm film camera with her, during her climbs.
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 as a 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.Trento Film Festival:
- GOLD GENTIAN for the best film on mountaineering
- Imola Prize for Best Italian Film