Cleveland International Film Festival – Gabriel and the Mountain

Cleveland International Film Festival

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2018 Cleveland International Film Festival!

Thursday, April 5, 2018 @ 11:35 am

Sunday, April 8, 2018 @ 3:50 pm

Before entering a prestigious Ph.D. program at UCLA, Gabriel Buchmann decided to grab his backpack and spend a year traveling the world. Little did he know, the trip would be his last. GABRIEL AND THE MOUNTAIN is a dramatization of Buchmann’s tragic real-life story. It begins in Kenya, ten months into his epic journey. Buchmann was vibrant and charming, enthusiastically trying every new experience he could, making friends with a slew of natives along the way. But he was also completely—and somewhat endearingly—naive. He dressed in traditional African garb, believing it made him look less like a tourist. At the same time, he always carried a travel guide. To the Africans, he was a white man, regardless of the constant reminders that he was from Brazil. After meeting up with his girlfriend in South Africa, Buchmann headed to Mount Kilimanjaro for a bucket list climb, bringing his adventure to a harrowing close. Joa˜o Pedro Zappa is excellent as Buchmann, a likable guy whose innocence betrayed him. But his unabashed love for life still lingers in the memories of those who met him.

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