The Trento Film Festival returns with a new and rich edition

29 March 2022

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 29 April and continue until 8 May 2022.

127 films, 15 feature films and 12 short films from 18 different countries will compete for the Golden and Silver Gentians of the 70th 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 new "Quarta parete" section, born from the collaboration between Hervé Barmasse and Tudor Laurini and dedicated to content creators and works produced on YouTube, is back again this year. The winner will be awarded at the 70th Trento Film Festival. Trento Film Festival.

Destination...Future

On the occasion of its 70th anniversary, the Trento Film Festival presents Destination...Future: a journey through time through 7 science-fiction films for each decade of the festival - from the 1950s to the 1910s.

We start in the 1950s with the American B-movie classic It Came from Outer Space by Jack Arnold; we move on to the 1960s in Eastern Europe with Jan Schmidt's The End of August at the Ozone Hotel, a cult feminist post-atomic film from the new Czech cinema; while the 1970s will see Saul Bass' film Phase IV: Earth Destruction, a challenge between scientists and evolved ants. Back to Europe for the 1980s with Andrzej Żuławski's film On the Silver Globe.

The 1990s saw Paul Verhoeven's Starship Troopers, which set the scene for the wild planet Klendathu amidst the rocky landscapes of Wyoming and South Dakota. The last two films depict the first two decades of the new century and are Werner Herzog's The Unknown Deep Space and Last and First Men by Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson.

To complete the proposal of Destination... Future an appointment for children and families: Wall-E by Andrew Stanton.

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