Ascensione al Dente del Gigante
Director: Mario Piacenza – Lenght: 220m –

The film:

Mario Piacenza was an industrialist, a mountain lover and also a camera operator, for the love of it. In 1911 he climbed, with some partners, the Dent du Géant, carrying his film camera. The shootings, never showed to the public and probably never edited before the restoration, are really spectacular. 


The film restoration:

Ascensione al Dente del Gigante was restored by Museo Nazionale del Cinema di Torino from a nitrate negative a triacetate positive, held by the Museo. Fondazione Famiglia Piacenza di Pollone and Museo Nazionale della Montagna “Duca degli Abruzzi” di Torino contribuited to the researches.

The restoration works were carried out in 2013 by L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory in Bologna.


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