Fatherhood, suspicion and resentment are a combustible mix in Jan Zabeil’s sophomore feature. German Aaron (Alexander Fehling) and his French girlfriend Léa (Bérénice Bejo) are in a new relationship, but her young son Tristan (newcomer Arian Montgomery) still imagines his mother reconciling with his American father. Their idyllic vacation in the soaring Italian Dolomites takes a dark turn as Aaron fights to win over Tristan and cement his place in this family, while Léa wrestles with conflicting loyalties. The tug of war between Aaron and Tristan intensifies when the boy disappears into the mountains. As the family drama shifts into survival film, it’s unclear who's in the most danger. Opening on Friday, June 28th at the IFC Center, THREE PEAKS chips away at our darkest nightmares to reveal the everyday anxieties on which they feed.
German film and stage actor Alexander Fehling is best known to US audiences for his roles as Staff Sgt. Wilhelm in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds, and Claire Danes' love interest on Homeland. He will next be seen in Terrence Malick’s A Hidden Life. Bérénice Béjo received a Best Actress Oscar© nomination for her performance in the Best Picture Oscar© winner The Artist by Michel Hazanavicius. She will next be seen in Hazanavicius’ Le prince oublié.
Director Jan Zabeil was born in Berlin and studied cinematography at the University of Film and Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg. His debut feature, “The River Used to be a Man,” won the Best New Director Award at the San Sebastian Film Festival and marked his first collaboration with Alexander Fehling.
Location and time:
323 6th Ave
New York, NY 10014
Friday, June 28, 2019
For more information and tickets, please visit: IFC Center