Austria / Italy 2019, 72 min, German, Hebrew & English subtitles

Seen from afar, the Alps may look like a picturesque fantasy, but those who have seen the massive mountain range up close know just how powerful and menacing it can be. As settlements and resorts take up more and more of the Alpine slopes, the need for safety measures against nature becomes increasingly greater.
Researchers, engineers, laborers, and disaster relief agencies are developing sophisticated defense measures against mudslides, avalanches, rockslides, cracks that open up into gaping chasms, and other dangers lurking in the mountains.
In a remarkable display of camerawork, the film shows the dangers—both obvious and subtle—from unexpected angles, as it follows the effort to deploy a complex, giant safety net against them, without spoiling the view.
With the support of the Austrian Cultural Forum.

Previous Festivals: DOK Leipzig


  • The film will be available until September 30th

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Directors, Production & Editing: Julia Gutweniger, Florian Kofler
Cinematography: Julia Gutweniger
Sound Design: Florian Kofler, David Franzelin
Music: Edgars Rubenis

Source: AFC

Supporters & Broadcasters: Austrian Cultural Forum


Julia Gutweniger, born 1988 in Merano, Italy.
2007-2015 Studied Fine Arts / Painting at Kunstuniversität Linz, Austria.

Since 2011 Julia Gutweniger and Florian Kofler work together as Villa Mondeo on common film

Florian Kofler, born 1986 in Merano, Italy.
2007-2018 Studied at the Institute of Media at Kunstuniversität Linz, Austria.

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