In its personal and humorous style, Gregoris Mountain shows our protagonist, Greg ( غيث ), in a time of tumult, and change. As a teenager, Greg moved with his family from Syria to Greece just before the Syrian civil war broke out in violence. We now follow Greg as he returns to Greece where he has not lived in years, and as a result of his return, he is drafted by the Greek military. As we are introduced into Greg’s and the director’s friendship and their world, the film becomes distracted from its previous narrative, as Greg expresses a willingness to focus elsewhere and not dive into the complex political angles. He tells us, with wonder and joy, about his relationship with the mountain. A mountain that turns out to be a safe haven, where one can freely dive into his natural emotions, and find acceptance for his circumstances.
Directed by Julius Ernst (Greece)