On a seemingly idyllic summer vacation in the spectacular Italian Dolomites, a man courts the acceptance of his girlfriend’s young son, trying to bond as a new family. Fatherhood, suspicion and resentment are a combustible formula in writer/director Jan Zabeil’s tightly-wound family drama turned harrowing survival thriller. Handsome German architect Aaron (Alexander Fehling, The Captain, Labyrinth of Lies) has found the woman of his dreams in his French girlfriend of two years, Lea (Bérénice Bejo, The Artist, The Past), but her precocious eight-year-old son Tristan (Arian Montgomery) still imagines that she will reconcile with his American father. In Aaron’s mountain cabin this unstable triangle becomes increasingly strained as Aaron fights to win over Tristan and cement his place in this family, while Lea wrestles with conflicting loyalties to her son and her lover. Yet when Tristan disappears into the mountains, it’s unclear who is in the most danger. Complex, deceptive and gripping to the last moment, Three Peaks delivers an emotional knockout. (Partially subtitled)
Landmark Presents an Exclusive Filmmaker Letter from Writer/Director Jan Zabeil.