ALTO ADIGE/From Ӧtzi to Messner

photo by Federico Vagliati

The second tranche of filming came to an end between March and April in Bolzano on “Ötzi e il Mistero del Tempo” by director Gabriele Pignotta, produced by One More Pictures with Rai Cinema, supported by the IDM Film Fund&Commission with € 29,000 in the pre-production phase and € 500,000 during production.
The film, shot entirely in Alto Adige, is about the imaginary friendship between eleven year old Kip Fischer and Ötzi, the Ice Man of Similaun, whose mummy magically comes back to life on the Archeological Museum of the Alto Adige a er ve thousand years of hibernation.

Also in March the region of Alto Adige was used for lming “In my room” by Ulrich Köhler (the IDM Film Commission provided support amounting to € 300,000 during the production), produced by Bolzano’s Echo Film in co-production with Germany’s Pandora Film of Cologne, and “La ragazza della nebbia”, based on the eponymous bestseller by Donato Carrisi, who also makes his directing debut. Amongst the various locations, the movie was also filmed in some parts of the IDM offices on via Siemens in Bolzano.

“La ragazza nella nebbia”, the production of which was supported by the IDM (Colorado Film Production) to the tune of
€ 400,000, will be distributed in Italy by Medusa Film, whilst Studiocanal will handle the international distribution.
Toni Servillo, Jean Reno, Alessio Boni and Greta Scacchi worked on the set in Alto Adige for 39 days in Lake Carezza, Nova Levante, Bolzano, Sarentino, San Lorenzo di Sebato, Vipiteno and Bressanone.

Filming began in Solda on 13 April on “Der Heilige Berg”, a docu- drama by Alto Adige’s Reinhold Messner supported by the IDM with funding for the production of € 110,000. The film is about the dramatic 1979 expedition led by Peter Hillary, son of the legendary Sir Edmund Hillary, along the west wall of the Nepalese mountain Ama Dablam.

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