Gabriel and the Mountain


The Main 1 Sat, Apr 14, 2018 1:20 PM
Uptown Theatre Sat, Apr 21, 2018 2:00 PM
Marcus Rochester Cinema Sat, Apr 28, 2018 6:30 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Film Info
Original Title:Gabriel e a montanha
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Cine Latino
Culture & Society
True Story
Road Movie
Voice Category:Take Me Away
Release Year:2017
Runtime:131 min
Festivals & Awards:Critics Award Best Brazilian Film - São Paulo International Film Festival
Best Cinematography
APC Award - Lima Latin American Film Festival
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Strand
Director:Fellipe Barbosa
Producer:Roberto Berliner
Yohann Cornu
Rodrigo Letier
Clara Linhart
Cinematographer:Pedro Sotero
Screenwriter:Fellipe Barbosa
Kirill Mikhanovsky
Lucas Paraizo
Editor:Théo Lichtenberger
Composer:Arthur B. Gillette
Principal Cast:João Pedro Zappa
Caroline Abras
Filmography:Laura ('11)
Casa Grande ('14)


Tickets to Rochester screenings will be sold at the door.

A tender and moving story brought to life through friendship, Felipe Barbosa’s Gabriel and the Mountain traces with a heartfelt gaze the African journey of his friend Gabriel Buchmann, who died in 2009 on Mount Mulanje.

Gabriel, played by João Pedro Zappa, calls himself a “traveler” and is determined to discover all the beauty the world has to offer. Along the way, he joins up with his girlfriend Cristina, showing the complications in their relationship due to Gabriel's free spirit.

Barbosa’s re-imagining of Gabriel is that of a spirited man who longs to blend in wherever he goes, taking in sceneries and cultures as they come. Despite their friendship, Barbosa does not excuse Gabriel from contradiction, and also leaves room to comment on the nature of privilege when abroad.

Director Biography

Fellipe Barbosa is a writer and director. Born in 1980 in Rio de Janeiro, he is known for his work in both short and feature documentary film. His credits include Gabriel and the Mountain, Casa Grande (’14) and Salt Kiss (’07).



"Watching Gabriel and the Mountain is like getting to know all sides of a friend's character: You may discover more arrogance than expected, but the elements you always liked are reinforced." - Variety


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