On Elio's traces

On Elio's traces

Halfway between Sondrio and the Stelvio, on the banks of the Adda, there lies a village built from the very stones the river has been grinding and smoothing for centuries. Mazzo, surrounded by forests and firs, is one of those Italian gems where nothing appears to have changed over the past centuries. Across from the belfry of the village church, crowning the ridge of the Bergamo Alps, lies the old chalet of Salina. To reach it, one must climb a steep and narrow mountain path: an old mule trail that had once been used by shepherds to drive their cattle up to the mountain pastures and that had lain idle for many years since. It was reactivated by Patrick, a stock farmer from Mazzo who maintains old traditions and nowadays keeps thirty cows that he leaves outside to graze in the summer. Just as Patrick tries to revitalize the path, he also strives to reconstruct the ancient bonds that tie man to his environment, bonds which seem never to have snapped in the people of this region.

Other Titles
Sulle orme di Elio, Auf den Spuren Elios
Running Time
23 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Short, Documentary
Alessandro Soetje
Alessandro Soetje
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about short «On Elio's traces» (18)

Harold Gilbert avatar
Harold Gilbert

I enjoy most of Alessandro Soetje movies. I know his parents are proud!

Kelly avatar

Sulle orme di Elio was Totally awesome!!! Best…Movie...Ever! So realistic and so amazing.

Virginia Reid avatar
Virginia Reid

A shining neon-glowing Documentary.

Timothy Schmidt avatar
Timothy Schmidt

Superb! I rarely get to go to a movie with my older son after his siblings came along. We did manage to go to this movie in the cinemas. Not only were we glad we chose this movie to watch, but we still recall the impact this movie had on both of us.

Roy avatar

It's a great movie and it's worth seeing. Alessandro Soetje done well in making this movie

Amber T. avatar
Amber T.

excellent movie. must watch!

Phillip F. avatar
Phillip F.

Outstanding! I recommend this movie highly as it kept my attention completely.

Ryan R. avatar
Ryan R.

Good cast. Great job. Good movie to pass the time.

Linda Wood avatar
Linda Wood

I would highly recommend that anyone who is deciding whether or not to go and see it does; you will most likely love it.

Bruce Jackson avatar
Bruce Jackson

I've not seen a good movie like this for a while. It’s well acted and enjoyable.

Scott avatar

Easy to watch, interesting story line. Great cinematography.

Dorothy Mills avatar
Dorothy Mills

Great film! I can't believe I hadn't heard of it before. It's a must watch!