In the summer of 1932, Gabriele Boccalatte and Nini 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.
Director: Gigi Giustiniani
Filmmaker. He was born in 1981, in Varallo Sesia, Italy. In 2001 he moved to Milan. Since 2005 he has been working as a filmmaker and operator. Among his main works: Montagna Dei Vivi (2013), Vacanze Amare (2012), La Casa Del Drago (2005). He also took part in various collective documentary films, such as Milano 55,1. Cronaca di una settimana di passioni (2011) and Progetto Relay (2011). As a director of photography, his most recent works are: Une Parole Libre (di Stèphane Le Gall-Viliker, Francia 2014) and Fish Head (di Salvatore Castellana, Italia, 2013).
Runtime:1 hour 5 minutes 41 seconds
Completion Date:November 1, 2014
Production Budget:25 EUR
Country of Origin:Italy
Country of Filming:France, Italy, Switzerland