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DIRECTED BY Monica Sorelle
PRODUCED BY Robert Colom
WRITTEN BY Monica Sorelle, Robert Colom
STARRING Atibon Nazaire, Sheila Anozier, Chris Renois

Mountains is a narrative feature that follows Xavier, a dutiful middle-aged Haitian demolition worker who's outgrowing the Little Haiti home he shares with his wife Esperance—a seamstress and school crossing guard—and their millennial son, Junior, who keeps his standup comedy aspirations from his father.

Despite not climbing the ranks at the demolition company, Xavier has remained loyal, hardworking, and well respected for decades, keeping his head down and mentoring his younger counterparts.

But as the demolition sites inch closer to home, the realities of gentrification come into focus, and Xavier's loyalties are tested.

Director Monica Sorelle is a Haitian-American filmmaker and artist born & based in Miami. Her work explores alienation and displacement, and preserves cultural traditions within Miami & the Caribbean with a focus on the African & Latin diasporas that reside there. Mountains is her feature film directorial debut. Mountains had its US premiere at the 2023 Tribeca Festival, where it won a special jury mention for narrative films, and its international premiere at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

Upcoming screenings:

October 7 & 14 - Mill Valley Film Festival

October 24 - FilmColumbia

October 28 - IndieMemphis

November 3 - New Orleans Film Festival

“A deeply emotional and empathetic portrait of a family in a changing world, with brilliant leading performances.”


“In her directorial debut Mountains, Monica Sorelle approaches the story of a Haitian family confronting gentrification with a delicate and discerning eye.”

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