Friday, June 28 - Thursday, July 11, 2019
Fatherhood, suspicion and resentment are a combustible formula in Jan Zabeil’s elegant, unnerving domestic thriller. Aaron (Alexander Fehling, Homeland) has found the woman of his life in his girlfriend Lea (Bérénice Bejo, The Artist) but her young son Tristan still imagines his mother reconciling with his father. On what should be an idyllic vacation in the soaring Italian Dolomites, Aaron fights to win over Tristan and cement his place in this family, while Lea wrestles with conflicting loyalties to her son and her lover. Yet when Tristan disappears into the mountains, it’s unclear who is in the most danger. Complex, deceptive and gripping to the last second, THREE PEAKS chips away at our darkest nightmares to reveal the everyday anxieties on which they feed.
Official selection: Locarno Film Festival, Piazza Grande Winner; Toronto Int’l Film Festival; Miami Film Festival; Seattle Int’l Film Festival; Berkshire Int’l Film Festival; Palm Springs Int’l Film Festival
“…It is that hairline fracture in the edifice of an ostensibly happy family vacation that Jan Zabeil’s superbly crafted, utterly gripping “Three Peaks” traces, following it so far into the frozen yonder that by the time we hear the cracking of the ice, we’re out too far to turn back.” – Jessica Kiang, Variety
“Like the picturesque allure of towering mountains from a distance, domestic bliss is a treacherous idyll in Three Peaks, the psychologically complex, emotionally compelling second feature from German filmmaker Jan Zabeil.” – Sarah Ward, ScreenDaily
- Country Italy/Germany
- Language In English, German, and French with English subittles.
- Running Time 90 minutes
- Distributor Greenwich Entertainment
- Director Jan Zabeil
- Writer Jan Zabeil
- Cast Alexander Fehling, Bérénice Bejo, Arian Montgomery
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