The Eight Mountains

Nov 1, 2023 - 19:30 - Corn Exchange

  • Director: Felix van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch
  • Year: 2022
  • Country: Italy/Belgium/France/UK
  • Run Time: 147 mins
  • Ratings
  • A: 50
  • B: 28
  • C: 7
  • D: 1
  • E: 2
  • Overall: 85
The Eight Mountains

Co-Winner of the Cannes Jury Prize in 2022, the film was adapted from the 2016 novel by Paolo Cognetti, a compelling story of the friendship and self-discovery between two young men set in the breath-taking Italian Alps, including Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn. On holiday with his family in the mid-1980s, 12-year-old Pietro befriends local boy Bruno, and they spend an unforgettable summer together in the Alpine valley. Their friendship continues when they are adults but becomes more complex as they go their separate ways, but remaining connected through their mutual love for the mountains.