The Eight Mountains

28 February 2024

Italy, Belgium, France 2021

147 Minutes

Directors: Felix van Groeningen, Charlotte Vandermeersch

Certificate 12A – Infrequent strong language

Winner of the Special Jury Prize at Cannes, The Eight Mountains is a staggeringly beautiful, uplifting tale of lifelong friendship. One summer, 12-year-old Pietro and his family leave Turin to rent a house amidst the grandeur of the mountain country in Italy’s Aosta Valley. It is the village that Bruno calls home. The two boys forge a bond that will stretch over decades as Bruno stays rooted to the mountains and Pietro travels far and wide. A lyrical adaptation of the Paolo Cognetti bestseller of how lives are shaped by the landscapes where we live and the people we meet.

Festival de Cannes 2022 – nominee – Palme d’Or and Winner – Jury Prize