Gabriel and the Mountain



IMDb Rating 7 10 783


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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by arnoud_debest 8 / 10 / 10

Interesting depiction of Africa and (budget)travelling.

Main character, Gabriel, travels through Africa. The opening sequence of the film is beautiful, stunning. The film starts with the discovery of his body; therefore his death, the fact that you know he will die on an African mountain looms over the rest of the film. Gabriel is played well, the viewer gets to know all sides of his personality. He tries to avoid 'tourist traps' and travel as cheap and sustainable as possible, making contact and blending in with the locals. The visit of his girlfriend adds an interesting element to the film in my opinion, their relationship and (how her presence influences) his travels provide food for thought. Authentic, a lot of the characters (seem to) play themselves, multiple languages are used and I believe it was shot in the original locations. However, it felt very long for 127 minutes, some conversations and scenes are just tedious. I felt like there was too much dialogue at times, balance was lost here and there. But overall a very beautiful film which does a good job and capturing the essence of backpacking and the challenges a traveller faces. Highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys films such as Into The Wild.

Reviewed by MargrietF 8 / 10 / 10

The best of fiction and non-fiction in one

Many of the characters in this film were people that Gabriel met on his real life journey. Recreating a dramatic story might have led to a film that glorifies 'the victim' or that leads to a flat depictions of characters and events. But, not in this one. Gabriel is complex character who can be selfish and selfless, naive and expert, conventional and unpredictable. It is not another 'Into the Wild', first of all, because it is set in Africa and addresses cultural differences and economic inequality. Furthermore, Gabriel does not break his social ties. Sharing experiences is important to him.

Reviewed by Morten_5 8 / 10 / 10

Beautiful, perfect depiction of the soul of travelling

28th STOCKHOLM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. DAY 3, NOV 10th 2017. "Gabriel and the Mountain" (Gabriel e a montanha) (2017) had its Swedish premiere at the festival on Nov 9th. ‪Backpacking captured. If Lonely Planet was a film, it would be "Gabriel and the Mountain" (2017) by Brazilian director Fellipe Barbosa.‬ ‪Like travelling. For real. You're there with Gabriel, walking beside him on the slopes of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania or trekking to reach the Sapitwa peak, talking with same people, kissing his girlfriend, jumping from the cliff by a waterfall, drinking wine on a beach in Zanzibar.‬

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