Drei Zinnen

Three Peaks

Imagine a man who is everything the world tells us a great father should be: sensitive yet masculine, bursting with vitality but also able to teach his son a gentle keyboard duet, he works a sophisticated job but is also a mountaineer who gives great piggy-back. This is Aaron, and he is the greatest father that Tristan could want - except he's not his father. And it is that hairline fracture in the edifice of an ostensibly happy family vacation that Jan Zabeil's superbly crafted, utterly gripping Three Peaks traces, following it so far into the frozen yonder that by the time we hear the cracking of the ice, we're out too far to turn back. (Jessica Kiang, Variety)

Director's Biography
Jan Zabeil
Born in 1981 in Berlin, Jan studied cinematography at the Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf in Potsdam. His films include “What Would the Drop Know About It” (2008) and “The River Used to Be a Man” (2011), which won Best New Director in San Sebastian and was also shown at Crossing Europe in 2012.

Film Selection: Drei Zinnen (Three Peaks, 2017) — We Will Stay in Touch about It (2015, short) — Der Fluss war einst ein Mensch (The River Used to Be a Man, 2011, CE’12) — Was weiß der Tropfen davon (What Would the Drop Know About It, 2008, short) — L.H.O. (2007, short)
European Panorama Fiction 2018
Jan Zabeil
Germany / Italy 2017
90 minutes
German / French / English
OV with German subtitles
Screenplay Jan Zabeil
Cinematography Axel Schneppat
Editing Florian Miosge
Sound/Sounddesign Magnus Pflüger
With Alexander Fehling, Bérénice Bejo, Arian Montgomery
Producer(s) Benny Drechsel
Rohfilm Productions, Echo Film, SWR
Austrian Premiere
Rechte Österreich / Austrian Rights
NFP marketing & distribution

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Locarno Festival 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere