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The Climb

(Rated M)

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“You need to pedal at a higher cadence”

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Overview

The highs and lows of a close male friendship are put under the microscope in this award-winning US festival favourite. Mike (Michael Angelo Covino) knows he can cycle better than Kyle (Kyle Marvin). So he cunningly chooses a steep French mountainside as the ideal place to reveal he's slept with Kyle’s fiancée, as he pedals a safe distance in front. From this painful turning point in their relationship, we watch as the two hash out their complicated bromance over many years and various settings — from family Christmases, bachelor parties, chaotic weddings and more. Expertly shifting between slapstick comedy and precisely observed drama, The Climb is a frank and gorgeously cinematic comedy about a deeply co-dependent bond.

Winner: Jury Prize, Un Certain Regard
— Cannes Film Festival 2019
“A well-played, minutely observed rarity. Superbly written and performed”
— Empire
“Inspired filmmaking... a wake-up call for the visual potential of heartfelt comedy”
— RogerEbert.com
“A smart, moving anatomy of a toxic friendship. Gets precisely the balance of dependency and denial that keeps a bad bromance afloat”
— Variety
“A rich, humane and frequently uproarious film about the boundaries (or lack thereof) in all close friendships”
— IndieWire
“A very funny movie about some very serious things”
— Vulture

Why You Should See This Film

There’s hardly a prestige film festival out there that this film didn’t screen at. Seriously. Cannes, Toronto, Telluride, Sundance, SXSW, London — you name it, it played it. Adapted from his 2018 short film of the same name, director Michael Angelo Covino co-wrote and stars in the film alongside real-life best bud Kyle Marvin, and the film greatly benefits from the genuine spark they share.

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  • Year: 2019
  • Rating: M
  • Director: Michael Angelo Covino
  • Cast: Kyle Marvin, Michael Angelo Covino, Gayle Rankin
  • Duration: 97 minutes
  • Language: English, French with English subtitles
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