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The Eight Mountains (M)

Run Time 147 mins
Price From $12-$19
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Italy / Belgium / France | Italian and English with English subtitles | Drama

Classification: M – Coarse Language
Director: Charlotte Vandermeersch & Felix van Groeningen
Cast: Luca Marinelli, Alessandro Borghi, Filippo Timi, Elena Lietti


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10 January 2024
5:30 pm
18 January 2024
11:00 am
27 January 2024
5:30 pm
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The Eight Mountains (M)

A richly involving story about two boys, Pietro and Bruno, from vastly different classes who forge a life-defining friendship in the Italian Alps; consequently wedged apart by Pietro’s well-meaning father. But as their paths intertwine as adults they begin to bridge the crevasse of emotional distance in this deeply affecting tale about connection.

Summer 1984, a secluded alpine village in the Aosta Valley. Holidaying with his mother (Elena Lietti) and father (Filippo Timi), 11-year-old Pietro befriends Bruno, the local son of a stonemason, and the two spend an idyllic vacation together. But when Pietro’s well-meaning but impetuous dad suggests that Bruno return to Turin with them so that he can receive a proper education, he inadvertently drives a wedge between the boys.

In adulthood, their paths intertwine again: the estranged Pietro (Martin Eden’s Luca Marinelli) is drawn back to the valley – a place that Bruno (Alessandro Borghi) has never left – and as the two set about building a mountain cabin, they begin to bridge a crevasse of emotional distance and reconcile the wounds and regrets of the past.

Set against the pristine, spectacular panoramas of Northwest Italy and Nepal, and adapted from Paolo Cognetti’s bestselling novel, The Eight Mountains is a deeply affecting tale of connection – to others, to nature and to self. The incredible lifetime bond achieved by two friends of vastly different classes is both profoundly moving and meaningful.

WINNER 2022 – Cannes International Film Festival | JURY PRIZE

WINNER 2023 – Italian Academy Awards | BEST FILM

WINNER 2023 – Italian Academy Awards | ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

WINNER 2023 – Italian Academy Awards | SOUND

WINNER 2023 – Italian Academy Awards | CINEMATOGRAPHY


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