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03/25/2010

Dolomite and Trentofilmfestival: a passion for the peaks

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From April 29 to May 9, 2010 Dolomite will serve as the main sponsor of the 58th TrentoFilmfestival.

This is a wonderful opportunity to promote the mountains from every perspective: through the eye of the movie camera, in books, and through footwear that has gone down in the history of outdoor adventure.

 

The film festival, directed by Maurizio Nichetti since 2005, is the most important in its genre: fictional works, documentaries and reportage united by a common thread of mountains and nature's challenge to man.

The films entered in the competition come from around the world, with a host of events eagerly awaited by climbing connoisseurs.

A key attraction is the first Italian-language screening of Nanga Parbat, which Joseph Vilsmayer—winner of the 1996 TrentoFilmFestival with his film Schlafes Bruder ("Brother of Sleep," based on the best-selling novel by Robert Schneider)—directed in collaboration with mountaineer Reinhold Messner.

 

Other events:

MontagnaLibri, a "festival within the festival," for international books with a mountain theme. From April 29 to May 9 the public can not only peruse more than a thousand guidebooks, treatises and other works of non-fiction from hundreds of publishers around the world, but also meet with the authors themselves.

Meet the world's leading mountaineers: the TrentoFilmfestival is a well-know opportunity for the public to interact with the most renowned climbers of the day, at evening events in Auditorium Santa Chiara.

Tribute to the greatest bicycle climbers in homage to "Il Campionissimo" Fausto Coppi and his exploits: with journalist Mario Bartoletti we retrace episodes from the Alps to the Dolomites that helped build the aura of these two-wheeler champs.

 

The TrentoFilmfestival is a celebration of the mountain, which is why Dolomite—a constant companion to those who love a challenge—is thrilled to serve as sponsor. More than a brand, Dolomite is a philosophy of life in which adventure plays the starring role.

From the conquest of K2 to triumphs in the World Ski Cup, and now the TrentoFilmfestival: Dolomite supports athletics and mountaineering in every form, aiming for ever higher goals with its innovative gear, like the Cougar line that won the 2009 Outdoor Industry Award.

 

Since 1897 Dolomite has made goods representing the perfect union of design, technology, comfort and function. The very name recalls the greatness of one of the most splendid mountain landscapes and is practically synonymous with the outdoors, in the movie theater or on the trails.

 

Enjoy the film, and happy adventures with Dolomite!