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Alexander Fehling – Three Peaks (Drei Zinnen) #Locarno70

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The actor tells us that this film was, for him, a labour of love

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7 min. and 12 sec.

PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews Alexander Fehling, actor of the film Three Peaks (Drei Zinnen).

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Alexander Fehling plays one of the three protagonists of Jan Zabeil feature Three Peaks, screened in the Piazza Grande strand of the 70th Locarno Festival, the festival’s renowned outdoor screenings. Alexander Fehling plays the central father figure role in a complicated family portrait. He explains that this film was, for him, a labour of love, and tells us why. He also talks about how he was able to establish a level of closeness and intimacy with his co-stars, Bérénice Bejo and Arian Montgomery. The film is set in a spectacular (and spectacularly sinister) setting up in the mountains; he tells us that this is a setting he was not familiar with, and talks about the challenges of adapting to it.

Three Peaks (Drei Zinnen): Aaron invites his girlfriend Lea and her 8-year-old son Tristan on a trip to the mountains. What could be a starting point of a new life together, slowly turns into difficult territory as the three fight for their positions within the new family. High up in the Three Peaks region in the Italian Dolomites, Aaron and Tristan are faced with their ambivalent love for and deepest fears of one another, while Lea stands in between the two, trying to navigate this triangle. In his attempt to win the boy’s respect, Aaron takes him up the mountain and confronts Tristan with his continuous aggression towards him. When fog sets in and Aaron loses the boy, their power games reach a dangerous level…

For the official page of the film on the festival website, click here.


  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Alexander Fehling
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    Three Peaks (Drei Zinnen)
  • Festival section
    Piazza Grande
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