CLIMBING THE TIME
From the Museomontagna’s historical collaboration with the Trento Film Festival comes the Turin leg of the exhibition project produced by the Festival on the occasion of its 70th anniversary and curated by the Fondazione Museo storico del Trentino.
The exhibition chronicles the evolution of the fortunes of mountain cinema and its ways of narrating the highlands in relation to changes in Italian society from the second half of the 20th century to the present, through the experience of the world’s first mountain, adventure and exploration film festival, founded in Trento in 1952. When it was born, it was the second in Italy after the Venice Film Festival and the first in the world with a thematic character. Since then it has represented, and still rap- presents, a firm international reference point.
The reception by critics and audiences, the characteristics of the productions, and the approach of filmmakers and technicians are some of the elements recounted in the exhibition through materials from the archives of the Festival itself and the collections of the Museum’s Film Library and Iconographic Collections, as well as the Italian Alpine Club’s Central Film Library.
On display, sound, visual and interactive installations restore the atmospheres of yesteryear along with those of today, thanks in part to the suggestions of original audiovisual objects and documents: the “Cineprese si raccontano” with historical filming cameras of the Italian Alpine Club, “Le Voci del Festival,” materials from the Museum’s K2 Archive and excerpts from films that have made the history of mountain cinematography, and the art posters that have characterized the different editions from their origins to the present.
The opening of the exhibition precedes the 71st edition of the Trento Film Festival, which will be held from April 28 to May 7, 2023. During the same period, from April 14 to May 8, the exhibition produced by the Adolf Kunst Museum will be on view in Trento, Palazzo Roccabruna, headquarters of the Trento Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Agriculture and Crafts. Paper Landscapes.