© Rohfilm Productions
© Rohfilm Productions

Sun. Feb. 11, 2018 at 6:15 PM
Castro Theatre, San Francisco
Northern California Premiere

93 min. Germany, Italy (2017). DCP Projection. German, English, French w/ English subtitles.

Director: Jan Zabeil
Starring: Alexander Fehling, Bérénice Bejo, Arian Montgomery
Screenplay: Jan Zabeil
Cinematography: Axel Schneppat
Editor: Florian Miosge
Producers: Benny Drechsel, Andreas Pichler, Philipp Moravetz
World Sales: Greenwich Entertainment

Variety Piazza Grande Award winner at the 2017 Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland and Opening Night Film of the 2017 Hof International Film Festival in Germany.

A family drama about diverging ideas of fatherhood, as an unforeseen event turns a mountainside vacation into a survival trip. Although Aaron (Alexander Fehling, Young Goethe in Love) has been dating Lea (Bérénice Bejo, The Artist) for some time, his relationship with Tristan, her eight-year-old son, remains cautious. Their holiday in the Italian Dolomites was planned as the starting point of a new life together, but a hiking trip that Aaron plans in order to win the boy's respect turns into something potentially more tragic when fog sets in and he loses the boy. Jan Zabeil carefully observes small moments that are so heartbreakingly familiar to anyone who has experienced the precarious territory of contemporary family life. Set against the majestic backdrop of the Italian mountain range, this visually striking and emotionally complex film is an intimate drama and a probing exploration of both an existential and a very real crisis.

Presented with the support of German Films.

Community Outreach Partner: Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco