GORROPU AT THE LADEK MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL
The GORROPU film premiered on the FERRINO website16 September 2020
The film Gorropu, a portrait of Polish climber Aleksandra Taistra, will be screened on Saturday 19 September on the occasion of the 25th edition of the Ladek Mountain Festival, the most important Polish event dedicated to mountain cinematography, which for three years has hosted the award ceremony for the Piolets d 'Or, the mountaineering oscars.
In conjunction with the screening, Ferrino will organize an online preview for Monday 21st. From 9pm to midnight it will be possible to see Gorropu in a dedicated section of the Ferrino website.
Gorropu, the title of the film made by Francesco Pierini, Ivan Frattina and Filippo Maragno, is the name of a gorge in Sardinia, the one where Aleksandra Taistra made her most important ascent: Hotel Supramonte in a day (8b max / 7c obl .; 400 m). Route opened by Rolando Larcher and Roberto Vigiani in 1999, Hotel Supramonte is one of the most popular multi-pitch routes in Europe. The film retraces the journey that led Aleksandra from the first approach with the rock to the conclusion of this ambitious project, in October 2019.
This is not the mere story of a rock climb, but a journey that also touches the emotional and sentimental aspects as well as the sports ones. A film that speaks of endurance and perseverance, but also of personal maturation through the realization of something out of reach for many. It shows how the concentration necessary to withstand the difficulties of an intense climb, of failed attempts, of bad weather conditions, can become a means of understanding oneself.
“We are proud - comments Anna Ferrino, CEO - to support Aleksandra and with her the film Gorropu. A strong and determined climber, capable of experiencing climbing as a path of growth, going beyond the athletic gesture".