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The Mountains

(Directors' Week)

Christian EinshĂžj

Documentary . 89' . Denmark . 2023 . DA, NO / ST : FR/EN

Two decades after the tragic death of his brother, the director Christians EinshĂžj’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.


SĂžren EinshĂžj

Frederik EinshĂžj

Alexander EinshĂžj

Christian EinshĂžj

Eva EinshĂžj


Christian EinshĂžj


Sune Kaarsberg


Christian EinshĂžj


Toke Brorson Odin

Christian EinshĂžj

Christian_EinshĂžj_photo by Andreas Bro

Director / Editor / Writer / Cinematographer Christian Einshþj is a self-taught director and film editor born in Denmark in 1985 but raised in a Norwegian suburb. His editing credits include Bodil award winning Q’s Barbershop (2019). In 2018 his short doc Haunted was awarded Best International Short at HotDocs and went on to play at festivals around the world. The Mountains is his first feature.


2014 : How I live, as you wanted to know (short)

2018 : Haunted (short)

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