Over one summer in a secluded and remote village in the Italian Alps, an unlikely brotherhood forms between two young boys: Pietro, a 12-year-old boy from the city, and Bruno, who has only ever known life in the mountains.
The strong bond that the pair form becomes a close friendship that will last over the future decades, with Pietro and Bruno returning to the mountains every summer to reconnect, no matter how their lives are unfolding. 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 – and back to each other.
Set against a truly magnificent Italian landscape, The Eight Mountains is a profoundly moving portrait of a lifelong friendship. Oscar-nominated Felix van Groeningen (The Broken Circle Breakdown) co-directs with his partner Charlotte Vandermeersch on this rich adaptation of the award-winning 2016 novel by Italian author Paolo Cognetti. Their film is a sweeping yet intimate epic, set against the spectacular backdrop of the Alpine region. Definitely has to be seen on the big screen!
“★ ★ ★ ★ ★ This film has mystery and passion, it climbs mountainous heights and rewards you with the opposite of vertigo: a sort of exaltation.”
– Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
“★ ★ ★ ★ As beautiful in its visuals as it is poetic in its homage to friendship.”
– Rafa Sales Ross, Little White Lies
“A sublime saga of male friendship in the high Alps”