Two Headed Mountain


7 minutes, English, German, French, Italian, with English subtitles | 2022

The Matterhorn is among the highest mountains in the Alps.
It overlooks Breuil-Cervinia village in Italy and Zermatt in Switzerland, two well-known tourist destinations. The cities, divided by the mountains, have always been connected by winter sports enthusiasts and professionals. In 2020, the Covid19 pandemic broke the balance. In Switzerland, the new rules of access to the facilities have not prevented people from experiencing the mountains. In Italy, the total closure has annulled tourism, causing a loss of about 7 million euros, according to Cervino Spa. A new paradoxical normalcy, symbolizing a human condition of inner conflict, which in times of difficulty shows itself more clearly. In the Swiss part, tourists adapt to new behaviors with daily habits. In the Italian part, instead, deprived of the human element, the pylons, the Christmas lights, and the ski lifts become natural objects; snowcats, iron giants lost in time, working for months for no one, with a wandering melancholy.

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2022 | 25° CinemambienteTorino, Italy

2022 | 70° Trento Film FestivalTrento, Italy

2022 | 25° Cervino CineMountainAosta, Italy

2022 | Nuovi Mondi Film FestivalCuneo, Italy

2022 | Sestriere Film Festival – Sestriere, Italy


Direction, cinematography, sound: Jacopo Marzi

In collaboration with National Geographic

Production: JM Films (IT)

Co-Cinematographer: Davide Bertuccio

Sound Design: Lorenzo Sattin

Drone Operator: Lapo Pecchioli

Colorist & Visual Effects: Gino Liegi

Natgeo Producer: Maura Friedman

Cervino SPA Team Head: Daniele Herin

Zermatt Bergbahnen SA Team Head: Mathias Imoberdorf

Production Assistant: Annalaura Cattelan

Special Thanks: All the workers at the foot of the Matterhorn

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