THE CLIMB
Narrative Feature | 97 minutes

HIFF 2020

World Cinema

This film played at HIFF 2020
on 10/9/2020 and 10/12/2020
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Directed by
Michael Angelo Covino

Produced by
Noah Lang
Michael Angelo Covino
Kyle Marvin

Written by
Michael Angelo Covino
Kyle Marvin

Featuring
Kyle Marvin
Michael Angelo Covino
Gayle Rankin
Talia Balsam
George Wendt
Judith Godréche


2019 | English/French | USA

Best friends Mike (writer-director Michael Angelo Covino) and Kyle (co-writer Kyle Marvin) share a close bond—that is, until a startling confession made on a scenic, mountain bike ride through the South of France threatens to derail their longtime relationship. This revelation launches the pair on an epic, multi-chapter odyssey, as they navigate the ups and downs of their co-dependent, often chaotic, and yet inescapable friendship. Skillfully told through a series of cleverly constructed “single take” scenes, THE CLIMB hilariously chronicles their complicated and unshakable bond with equal parts absurdity and humanity.

Friday 10/9, 3pm | Scheduled Virtual Screening
Monday 10/12, 7pm | Scheduled Virtual Screening

This film has a 3hr watch window. You will select a ticket for a specific scheduled screening time, and then have three hours from that start time to complete the film. After three hours the film will expire.

Note: This film may only be viewed from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.