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The Eight Mountains 12 rating

An epic journey of friendship and self-discovery set against a magnificent and breath-taking Italian landscape, winner of the 2022 Cannes Jury Prize.

Drama 2022 147 mins

Director: Felix Van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch



In a secluded village in the Italian Alps, an unlikely bond forms between two young boys: Pietro, a boy from the city, and Bruno, who has only ever known life in the mountains. Over the years Bruno remains faithful to his home while Pietro aspires to greater heights, but as decades pass and lives unfold, their paths ultimately lead them back to where they first met.

Adapted from the 2016 novel by Paolo Cognetti, this profoundly moving portrait of a lifelong friendship was a co-winner of last year’s Cannes Jury Prize. Set against a magnificent and breath-taking Italian landscape, it is beautifully shot with truly awe-inspiring sequences enveloping its tender explorations of brotherhood, masculinity and nature.