“Gabriel and the Mountain” @ Quad Cinema, June 15 2018
GABRIEL AND THE MOUNTAIN
A film by Fellipe Barbosa
(Gabriel e a Montanha, Brazil/France, 2017, 131 min.
In Portuguese, English, and French with English subtitles)
Based on the true story of a close friend of director Fellipe Barbosa, this beautifully photographed travelogue recreates the fateful journey of a young Brazilian. Before going to the U.S. for university, Gabriel embarks on a voyage across the globe and finds himself in West Africa, where he reaches his final destination at Mount Malawi. This thrilling mix of fictional recreation and documentary reality poses provocative questions about big issues, and refuses easy answers.