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Three Peaks

Three Peaks

Drei Zinnen
A tense, gripping, expertly made three-hander that tests conflicting ideas of fatherhood in the crucible of a mountainside vacation.

What was meant to be a restful vacation in the mountains becomes a struggle for survival in this white-knuckle exploration of fatherhood and family power dynamics. Eager to strengthen his bond with his girlfriend Lea’s (Bérénice Bejo, The Artist 2011) distant eight-year-old son Tristan, Aaron (Alexander Fehling, Homeland) invites the two on a log-cabin holiday in the Italian Dolomites. When Aaron’s efforts to get closer to Tristan appear increasingly in vain, he takes the boy on a solo hiking trip – where it all comes to a head.  

Genuine mystery and Force Majuere style uneasiness collide to become a chilly family thriller, where breathtaking locations – thick fog rolling through desolate, snow-capped mountains – contrast with the stark emotional landscapes of its characters.

WINNERGerman Cinema New Talent, Hof International Film Festival 2017
WINNERVariety Piazza Grande Award, Locarno International Film Festival 2017
NOMINATEDNew Voices/New Visions Grand Jury Prize, Locarno International Film Festival 2017
18+ (exemption)
DirectorJan Zabeil
CastAlexander Fehling, Bérénice Bejo, Arian Montgomery
Germany, Italy | 2017 | 94 min
German, English and French with English subtitles