THE FILM "SATI" WINS THE AWARD AT TRENTO FILM FESTIVAL
The film "Sati," directed by Bartek Świderski, was awarded at the Trento Film Festival. The documentary won the Golden Gentian of the Italian Alpine Club for the best film on mountaneering.
The latest film by Bartek Świderski, "Sati," was appreciated at the Trento Film festival, which ends on 7th May. This film was awarded in Trento with the Italian Alpine Club Golden Gentian Prize for the best film on mountaneering and mountains. The jury emphasises that the documentary by Świderski is "an extraordinary and moving film."
"Sati" is a cinematic memorial of Piotr Morawski, who conquered six eight-thousanders and was the participant in the first in history winter ascent of Shishapangma. He died on 8 April 2009 in the Himalayas, on the slopes of Dhaulagiri. The story about him, told by the Himalaya-climber's wife, Olga, is full of regret and respect for her husband's passion. The meetings with Olga Morawska, which are edited in the film, took place over several months after her husband's death. The first one - just a month after this event.
Trento Film Festival is the oldest mountain and travel film festival in the world. It is organised in Trento since 1952. The Festival is affiliated with the International Alliance for Mountain Film.
The full list of the award-winning films at the festival in Trento can be found here.