Archive of films Eight Mountains / Le otto montagne

Italy / Belgium / France
2022, 147 min

Section: Horizons
Year: 2022

Bruno hails from a remote Alpine village; Pietro is a son of the city. Despite their different backgrounds, the two men are bound by a strong friendship. Whether on their own or together, they are both searching for the answers to life in the high mountains. An intimate story set amidst the spectacular panoramas of the Alps and Nepal, The Eight Mountains took home the Jury Prize in the main competition at this year’s festival in Cannes.


Synopsis

Bruno hails from a remote Alpine village; Pietro is a son of the city. Despite their different backgrounds, the two men are bound by a strong friendship, which begins in childhood but is fully developed in adulthood. Whether on their own or together, they both seek answers to life in the silent embrace of the majestic mountains. Paolo Cognetti’s novel about searching for the meaning of life and the value of friendship has been brought to the big screen by Felix van Groeningen and his partner Charlotte Vandermeersch. The main roles are played by two leading Italian actors Luca Marinelli and Alessandro Borghi. An intimate story set amidst the spectacular panoramas of the Alps and Nepal, Eight Mountains took home the Jury Prize in the main competition at this year’s festival in Cannes.

Sandra Hezinová

About the director

Felix van Groeningen (1977, Ghent, Belgium). Selected filmography: The Misfortunates (2009), Broken Circle Breakdown (2012), Belgica (2016), Beautiful Boy (2018), The Eight Mountains (2022, co-director). Charlotte Vandermeersch (1983, Oudenaarde, Belgium). Selected filmography: The Eight Mountains (2022, co-director).

Contacts

Vision Distribution
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Aerofilms
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Czech Republic
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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Horizons
   
Director: Felix van Groeningen, Charlotte Vandermeersch
Screenplay: Charlotte Vandermeersch, Felix van Groeningen podle knihy / based on the novel by Paolo Cognetti
Dir. of Photography: Ruben Impens
Editor: Nico Leunen
Art Director: Massimiliano Nocente
Producer: Hans Everaert, Lorenzo Gangarossa, Mario Gianani, Louis Tisné
Production: Wildside
Coproduction: Menuet Producties, Rufus
Cast: Alessandro Borghi, Luca Marinelli, Filippo Timi
Sales: Vision Distribution
Distributor: Aerofilms
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