Gabriele Gremes was born in Grigno in Trentino in 1937. Shortly before World War II, following thirteen relocations and witnessing the birth of thirteen siblings, he settled with his family in Calceranica, on Lake Caldonazzo. For more than seventy years, Gabriele's life has revolved around the small lake nestled in the mountains of Valsugana, his love for its creatures, his passion for fishing the sunfish, of which he becomes a champion.
Punctuated by time of the seasons, the film tells countless stories through the lens of emotions and memories of a fisherman, stories that have the lake as their protagonist. But, it also narrates one’s deep knowledge of the environment, memories of childhood and the events of war, which intertwine Gabriele's life with that of the entire lake community. It is the lake, its tranquility, silence, the view and all the"the beasts" that make this lone fisherman an extraordinary observer and witness of one of Trentino's most beautiful bodies of water.

  • Sara Maino
  • Sara Maino
  • Sara Maino
  • Gabriele Gremes
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    41 minutes 10 seconds
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    November 7, 2018
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    1,000 EUR
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Director Biography - Sara Maino

I’m an Italian audio-visual artist, poet and performer, theatre and film director at Iris Video Company. My art installations, performances and films have been exhibited in Italy: Rome, Florence, Bolzano, Trento, Trani; Germany: Oberhausen; Switzerland: Luzern; Norway; Trondheim; South Korea: Soul; Brazil: Santa Caterina, San Paolo.
As an author, speaker and multimedia expert (films and radio programs), between 2012-17 I worked for Rai Radiotelevisione Italiana in Trento, as an assistant director at the RAI TV5 virtual studio in Corso Sempione in Milan, for University Luiss Guido Carli in Rome, and for several Italian foundations and museum. I made documentary films, video art films in Italy and abroad: in the United States for the Autonomous Province of Trento - FORMAT Audiovisual Production Center in 2011; in Sardinia in 2014 and in Georgia - Caucasus in 2017 for the ethnomusicologist and independent director Renato Morelli; in Bosnia-Herzegovina for the Lutva association of Pescara in 2016. Between 2016 and 2018 I collaborated with the AllegroModerato Music School in Milan, as a director and teacher of the "ConCerti Sguardi" project aimed to disabled people.

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I love filming and welcoming people's wishes. This time, Enrico made a very big surprise to his dad, by asking me to film his dad.