Blenio, Utah

History has been repeated every summer for 100 years in the American state of Utah: the Bonneville salt lake patiently awaits the burning wheels of motorcycles and cars ready for world speed records. But the 2017 edition was special, because among the hundreds of riders present, there was also a young butcher from Olivone (a small Swiss town with 800 inhabitants), Tiziano Vescovi, who on his Ticino motorcycle and with the support of the Blenio Valley team, set out to win the coveted title: did he succeed? One more film about a speed record? Not at all, it's above all a film full of humanity, delicacy and humility. An adventure of passionate and sensitive people.

Directors - Alberto Bernad Vidal & Patrick Botticchio

Alberto Bernad

Alberto, attended ESCAC (Escuela de Cine y Audiovisual de Catalunya 2004 -'08) in Barcelona, where he obtained his diploma as a professional engineer in film and audiovisual. Since 2008, he has been working in the following fields: cinema, documentary and television series. Since 2016, he has been based in Ticino with his partner and works with Primitive Films, a professional audiovisual company he founded with Xavi Ruiz and Patrick Botticchio. He has worked as editor and assistant editor with such important names as: J.A. Bayona, Guillermo Del Toro, Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro


Patrick Botticchio

After graduating as a photographer in Ticino, he moved to Barcelona to pursue film studies. Completed the ESCAC University, founded the Primitive Films with Alberto Bernad and Xavi Ruiz. Back in Ticino in 2009 to pursue his career as a cinematographer and freelance cameraman, he is constantly collaborating with RSI and other Swiss companies. His work often leads him to travel and discover new cultures, which pushes him more and more into the field of documentary writing, with the desire to tell life stories through audiovisual media.

Directors : Alberto Bernad Vidal & Patrick Botticchio

Producer : Michael Beltrami

Category : Feature Film in Competition

Duration : 57 minutes

Country : Switzerland