40 and Climbing

Directed by Bindu de Stoppani | Switzerland 2021 | 96 min | Italian Premiere | Language: Italian


40 and Climbing is the story of three childhood friends, Marta, Sara and Isabella who, forced to leave everyday life behind, must confront their rocky past and conquer the wilderness. Through physical and emotional challenges, their forgotten friendship is put to the test, which will ask them to account for some hidden truths, to climb their inner mountains and realize that in reality they are not that far from the summit ….


Bindu de Stoppani
Bindu is an award-winning screenwriter, director and actress. She was born in India, grew up in Devon, the USA and Switzerland, before coming to London to train at the Drama Centre London, the London Film School and at Raindance

She wrote and directed her first short film Things i Notice. Things You See starring Michael Fassbender in 2000 and in 2012 she wrote and directed her first feature film Jump which won 5 BIFF awards at the 2012 festival, including Best Director and Best Feature Film. Her second feature Finding Camille premiered at the Rome Film Festival in the autumn of 2017 and her next feature 40 and Climbing, went into post- production in early 2021. For television Bindu is show running new Netflix original seriesAn Astrological Guide For Broken Hearts,based on Silvia Zucca’s hit book, which she co- wrote and co-directed. Season 1 is due to premiere in 2021 and Netflix have pre-ordered season 2 which will shoot in late 2021.

Anna Ferzetti, Elena Di Cioccio, Euridice Axen,
Irene Casagrande
Bindu de Stoppani
Christof Neracher
Marco Barberi
Music by:
Adrian Weyermann
Walter Marocchi

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