The Eight Mountains


€9 / €7 (conc.)


Over one summer in a remote village in the Italian Alps, 12-year-old city boy Pietro meets and befriends Bruno, the only remaining local child.

The strong bond that the pair form becomes a close friendship that will last over the future decades, with Pietro and Bruno returning to the mountains every summer to reconnect, no matter how their lives are unfolding.

Oscar-nominated Felix van Groeningen (The Broken Circle Breakdown) co-directs with his partner Charlotte Vandermeersch on this rich adaptation of the award-winning 2016 novel by Italian author Paolo Cognetti. Their film is a sweeping yet intimate epic, set against the spectacular backdrop of the Alpine region. Definitely has to be seen on the big screen!

Festival & Awards

Cannes Film Festival 2022 – Winner, Jury Prize
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2022
Tallin Black Nights Film Festival 2022
Sundance Film Festival 2023
Dublin International Film Festival 2023


This film has mystery and passion, it climbs mountainous heights and rewards you with the opposite of vertigo: a sort of exaltation.”

– Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

As beautiful in its visuals as it is poetic in its homage to friendship.”
– Rafa Sales Ross, Little White Lies

Film Info

147 mins | Italy, Belgium, France | 2022 | Cert: 15A

Felix van Groeningen, Charlotte Vandermeersch

Luca Marinelli, Alessandro Borghi