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The Climb

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Directed by: Michael Angelo Covino

Screenplay by: Michael Angelo Covino and Kyle Marvin

Starring: Kyle Marvin, Michael Angelo Covino, Gayle Rankin

Selections:Cannes Film Festival
Telluride Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival
Sundance Film Festival
South by Southwest

Synopsis: Kyle and Mike are best friends who share a close bond — until Mike sleeps with Kyle's fiancée. The Climb is about a tumultuous but enduring relationship between two men across many years of laughter, heartbreak and rage. It is also the story of real-life best friends who turn their profound connection into a rich, humane and frequently uproarious film about the boundaries (or lack thereof) in all close friendships.

Reviews:“A wonderfully bizarre black comedy about friendship and betrayal.”
– Jason Gorber, SLASHFILM

“A smart, moving anatomy of a toxic friendship.”
– Guy Lodge, VARIETY

“Get excited for a new, dynamic comedy duo in town.”

“I haven't laughed this hard in a long, long time.”
– Joel Mayward, CINEMAYWARD

“That rare contemporary American comedy.”

“Stunning cinematic ambition”
– Eric Kohn, INDIEWIRE

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