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.