The Eight Mountains
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
147 mins | Italy, Belgium, France | 2022 | Cert: 15A
Felix van Groeningen, Charlotte Vandermeersch
Luca Marinelli, Alessandro Borghi