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My Upside Down World (2021)

After twenty years of international competitions, the three-time ice climbing world champion Angelika Rainer is at a crossroads in her career. This biopic documentary follows Angelika on a journey of self-discovery. Just a few decades ago – and as her grandmother and mother testify – going to university or going hiking were reserved for men only. Angelika, in contrast, grew up believing that she could achieve her dreams, challenging the laws of gravity on the walls of her upside down world. But now, having won everything she could win, Angelika feels that she has reached a turning point in her career. Together with Marco, her partner and coach, she embarks on a gruelling training plan for one of the most difficult hiking routes anyone could attempt: the Ironman. On her journey of self-discovery, Angelika meets other women from countries like Iceland, Greece and Switzerland. While facing new personal and professional challenges, she reflects on what it means today to be a free woman.


70'/52' min | Creative documentary | Italy

Director: Elena Goatelli

Screenplay: Elena Goatelli

Co-director & editor: Angel Esteban

Cinematography: Harald Erschbaumer

Camera assistant: Mattia Ottaviani

Sound: Martin Fliri, Patrick Bruttomesso, Lorenzo Misia

Sound design and Music: Simonluca Laitempergher

Re-recording mixer: Stefano Bernardi

Creative producer: Debora Nischler

Producers: Roberto Cavallini, Wilfried Gufler, Thomas Menghin

Production: Albolina Film

In collaboration with: Servus TV

With the support of: IDM Film Funding Südtirol; Trentino Film Commission MIBAC – Direzione Generale Cinema, Ufficio cultura tedesca - Provincia autonoma di Bolzano


SONY AWARD - BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - 24th Cervino Cine Mountain (IT), August 2021

BEST FILM ABOUT MAN AND MOUNTAINS - Ladek Mountain Film Festival (PL), September 2021

EMPOWERMENT OF THE YEAR AwardNordic Adventure Film Festival (Denmark), November 2021


World premiere at 69th Trento Film Festival (IT), May 2021

International premiere at 17th Zakopane Moc Gór / Mountain Spirit Festival (PL), June 2021

24th Cervino Cine Mountain (IT), August 2021

15th International Mountain Film Festival Ushuaia SHH... (AR), August 2021 - South America premiere

Eho Mountain Film Festival (Macedonia), September 2021

Ladek Mountain Film Festival (PL), September 2021

Bansko Film Fest – International Mountain Film Festival (BG), September 2021 - Bulgarian premiere

Dolomitale Film Festival Val Gardena (IT), September 2021

Tegernsee International Mountain Film Festival (DE), October 2021 - German premiere

Dutch Mountain FF (Netherlands), November 2021 - Netherlands premiere

Mescalito Biopic Fest (IT), November 2021

Mountainfilm Graz (Austria), November 2021 - Austrian premiere

Nordic Adventure Film Festival (Denmark), November 2021 - Scandinavian premiere

Krakow Mountain Film Festival (Poland), December 2021

Bilbao Mendi Film Festival (Spain), December 2021 - Spanish premiere

Bozeman Ice Festival (USA), December 2021 - North American premiere

5th International Women Filmmakers Festival (Turkey) - February 2022

Ulju Mountain Film Festival (South Korea) - April 2022

London Mountain Film Festival (UK) - May 2022

ICFF Italian Contemporary Italian Festival (Canada) - June 2022

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