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Mountains, The

English title: Mountains, The
Original title: Bjerngene
German title: Mountains, The *
Denmark, 2023

Director: Einshøj, Christian
Production company: Made in Copenhagen
Age recommendation: 16 years and up
Length: 87 min.
Film genre: Documentary

Two decades after the tragic death of his brother, the director Christians Einshøj's family is falling apart. But when his overworked CEO dad is unexpectedly let off and decides to sell the family home, Christian goes back home in a final desperate attempt to assemble the family and recover what is lost. Armed with 30 years of home-video, 75.000 family photos and three tightly fit superhero costumes, he ventures into landscapes of long-lost time, in an attempt to confront a 25-year old tragedy, and the hidden wounds left in its wake. It's a story of fathers and sons, of vast collections of stamps and amateur videography, of long-distance business-class flights and all the other ways in which we flee, instead of talking about that which hurts – and of the redemption that can follow when the silence is eventually breached.

CPH:Dox Copenhagen 2023 (awarded), Giffoni CFF 2023

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