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Country: BRAZIL, FRANCE
Run Time: 131 minutes
Before entering a prestigious Ph.D. program at UCLA, Gabriel Buchmann decided to grab his backpack and spend a year traveling the world. Little did he know, the trip would be his last. GABRIEL AND THE MOUNTAIN is a dramatization of Buchmann’s tragic real-life story. It begins in Kenya, ten months into his epic journey. Buchmann was vibrant and charming, enthusiastically trying every new experience he could, making friends with a slew of natives along the way. But he was also completely—and somewhat endearingly—naive. He dressed in traditional African garb, believing it made him look less like a tourist. At the same time, he always carried a travel guide. To the Africans, he was a white man, regardless of the constant reminders that he was from Brazil. After meeting up with his girlfriend in South Africa, Buchmann headed to Mount Kilimanjaro for a bucket list climb, bringing his adventure to a harrowing close. Joa˜o Pedro Zappa is excellent as Buchmann, a likable guy whose innocence betrayed him. But his unabashed love for life still lingers in the memories of those who met him. (In English, Portuguese, Swahili, Chichewa, and French with subtitles) —E.F.
Tower City Cinemas
Thursday, April 05, 2018 at 11:35 AM
Sunday, April 08, 2018 at 3:50 PM
International Narrative Competition
Film director, editor, and writer Fellipe Barbosa was born in 1980 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He completed his M.F.A. in film at Columbia University in New York. In 2007 Barbosa was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film.”
Laura (2011), Casa Grande (2014), GABRIEL AND THE MOUNTAIN (2017)
Rodrigo Letier, Roberto Berliner, Clara Linhart, Yohann Cornu
Fellipe Barbosa, Lucas Paraizo, Kirill Mikhanovsky
João Pedro Zappa, Caroline Abras, Alex Alembe, Lenny Siampala, John Goodluck