There is less and less to go before the start of a new and increasingly rich edition of the renowned Trento Film Festival. The event dedicated to the world of mountains will start on 30 April and continue until 9 May 2021 in digital format. One hundred films in the name of diversity, 80% as previews, accessible online from 30 April to 16 May.
127 films, 15 feature films and 12 short films from 18 different countries will compete for the Golden and Silver Gentians of the 69th edition. The main theme of the films in the programme will be mountains, but there will also be topics on mountaineering adventures, the relationship between man and the mountains, nowadays increasingly seen as a borderline environment, and the role of women in mountain communities.
The Festival will open with "Mila", an animated cartoon directed by Cinzia Angelini dedicated to children suffering the consequences of war.
A cinematographic journey to tell the history and natural heritage of this island with just over 50,000 inhabitants. The films focus on two aspects: the fragility of a unique ecosystem challenged by global warming and the drastic changes experienced by the native populations.
The films dedicated to Groelnadia are: Sumé - The Sound of a Revolution (2014) by Inuk Silis Høegh, The Raven and the Seagull (2018) by Lasse Lau, The Fight for Greenland (2020) by Kenneth Sorento Dichmann, Winter's Yearning (2019) by Sidse Torstholm Larsen and Sturla Pilskog, Eskimo Diva by Lene Stæhr (2015), Arctic Spleen (2014) by Italian photographer and filmmaker Piergiorgio Casotti. A number of short films about the traditions and culture of this land complete the picture: Nivi Pedersen's documentaries Snow (2017) and Hedtoft (2019) and In the Shadow of the Tugtupite (2020) by Inuk Jørgensen, Marc Fussing Rosbach's animated film Naja (2020), Tinne Zenner's experimental film Translations (2018), and the world premiere of Fabio Pasini's Ella and the Last Hunter (2021).