Gabriel and the Mountain

Gabriel e a montanha

Fellipe Gamarano Barbosa

Brazilian filmmaker Fellipe Barbosa filmed the last year of his school friend Gabriel Buchmann, who embarked on a journey around the world in 2009 before starting university. Apart from its fatal ending, Barbosa did not know much about the journey. The backpacker met his death during a hasty climb in the Mulanje Massif, in Malawi. His lifeless body was found days later by local people.
Barbosa portrays this journey – and what it meant for Gabriel – by following in his footsteps with the camera, resulting in this road movie, biopic and reconstruction of his last months alive. Gabriel is played by João Pedro Zappa, who visits the same locations and occasionally even befriends the same people. In the voice-over, they remember Gabriel, while in front of the camera they get used to meeting another traveller. In this way, this film not only reflects on the loss of a friend, but on the cursoriness of backpack tourism.
 

Screenings

  • Pathé 2
    English subtitles
    Thu 25 Jan Buy
  • Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal
    English subtitles
    Fri 26 Jan Buy
  • LantarenVenster 3
    English subtitles
    Sat 27 Jan Buy
  • Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal
    English subtitles
    Sat 3 Feb Buy

More information

Filmmaker
Fellipe Gamarano Barbosa
Country
Brazil
Year
2017
Medium
DCP
Length
127’
Language
Portuguese, English, Swahili
Producer
Yohann Cornu, Rodrigo Letier, Roberto Berliner, Clara Linhart
Production Company
Damned Films, TV Zero, Gamarosa Filmes
Sales
Films Boutique
Writer
Fellipe Gamarano Barbosa, Lucas Paraizo, Kirill Mikhanovsky
Cinematography
Pedro Sotero
Editor
Théo Lichtenberger
Production Design
Ana Paula Cardoso
Sound Design
Pedro Sá Earp, Waldir Xavier