The Mountain Bride

The former pilgrims’ hostel St. Florian near Laag/Laghetti in the municipality of Neumarkt/Egna is one of the locations where Bolzano/Bozen-born director Maura Delpero’s new film is being shot. Vermiglio o la sposa di montagna tells a story set apart from the fronts of the Second World War that is both shocking and touching.

An unusual road trip

An unexpected friendship, the language of grief, and a multilingual production trip: TAKE had the opportunity to visit the set of the novel adaptation Marianengraben, a production involving several countries.

Zweitland – three countries come together

Two brothers. One wife. Deadly bombings. A piece of South Tyrolean history shown by local director and screenwriter Michael Kofler. Zweitland is his feature film debut.

“I’m my own first spectator.”

Hans Hofer, director and screenwriter from Vinschgau/Val Venosta, ventures into a new genre, capturing his first documentary and shooting—for the first time ever—in South Tyrol. Spectacular shots of nature and emotional portraits bring to life the story of Stilfserjochstraße, the Passo Stelvio mountain pass road, and the impact it has had on the development of the region. In an interview with TAKE magazine, Hofer tells us how his own roots weave into the narrative.

The last time ever

Anna must say goodbye. The lines between reality and memory are blurring in “Der Maulbeerbaum” (“The Mulberry Tree”), a short film by Cornelia Schöpf and Federico Campana. A visit to the film set in Andrian/Andriano.

The fine line between good and evil

Prize-winning director Giorgio Diritti has an eclectic range, depicting everything from Italian painter Antonio Ligabue to his latest project about the “Kinder der Landstrasse” programme in Switzerland. Lubo was shot in Malga Fane. We met the director and his team last November to find out more.

“Some things simply must be said out loud”

The biopic Persona non grata by Antonin Svoboda is a drama on structural power abuse, sexual violence, and transgenerational trauma inspired by former alpine ski racer Nicola Werdenigg. TAKE has sat down with Antonin Svoboda to talk about his approach and the challenges he has faced. Also present: leading actress Gerti Drassl and Svoboda’s daughter, actress Maya Unger.

It’s A Small World

Rockets, no-smoking carriages, and cinnamon rolls: from late August to mid-September, the crew of the newest film adaptation of the children’s classic The Flying Classroom was busy in the Vinschgau area in South Tyrol/Südtirol. A visit to the film set on the last day of shooting in Glurns/Glorenza.

A girl, a deer and… what’s love?

A traumatic childhood, domestic violence and tensions all feature in Francesco Jost’s Deer Girl. The Italian-Swiss movie was filmed in and around Fortezza

From street urchin to Nobel Prize winner

Hill of Vision finds America in South Tyrol and tells the extraordinary story of Mario Capecchi.

Back to Basics

Francesco Lettieri tells the story of young man who has lost his way. A visit to Lovely Boy’s South Tyrolean set.

A bold cinematic debut, a tender adoption story

An example of a low-friction Italian-Latvian co-production, courtesy of European networking and funding structures: Linda Olte’s Sisters.