The Mountains


26th TIDF: Greek Premiere
Two decades after the tragic death of his brother, the director Christian Einshøj’s family is falling apart. But when his overworked CEO dad is unexpectedly let off and decides to sell the family home, Christian goes back home in a final desperate attempt to assemble the family and recover what is lost. Armed with 30 years of home video, 75.000 family photos, and three tightly fit superhero costumes, he ventures into landscapes of long-lost time, in an attempt to confront a 25-year-old tragedy, and the hidden wounds left in its wake. It’s a story of fathers and sons, of vast collections of stamps and amateur videography, of long-distance business-class flights and all the other ways in which we flee, instead of talking about that which hurts – and of the redemption that can follow when the silence is eventually breached. With a mindful and sensitive touch, present-day conversations about life and cinema enter a dialogue with archival home video footage in a profoundly moving and candidly original film.
Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Christian Einshøj
Script: Christian Einshøj
Cinematography: Christian Einshøj
Editing: Christian Einshøj
Sound: Sune Kaarsberg
Music: Toke Brorson Odin
Production: Made in Copenhagen
Producers: Mathilde Hvid Lippmann
Executive producer: Helle Faber
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Denmark
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 89'
Contact: CAT&Docs
Awards/Distinctions: Best International Feature Documentary Award, Emerging International Filmmaker Award – Hot Docs 2023, Honorable Mention – CPH:DOX 2023

Christian Einshøj


2014 How I Live, as You Wanted to Know (short)
2018 Haunted (short)
2023 The Mountains