THE EIGHT MOUNTAINS / LE OTTO MONTAGNE / 13 – 20.4.2023. / 17.30
THE EIGHT MOUNTAINS / LE OTTO MONTAGNE
Italy, Belgium, France, 2022, 147’
Director: Felix van Groeningen, Charlotte Vandermeersch
Cast: Luca Marinelli, Alessandro Borghi, Filippo Timi, Elena Lietti, Surakshya Panta, Elisabetta Mazzullo…
The Eight Mountains is the story of a friendship. Of children becoming men who try to erase the footprints of their fathers, but who, through the twists and turns they take, always end up returning home. Pietro is a boy from the city, Bruno is the last child of a forgotten mountain village. Over the years Bruno remains faithful to his mountain, while Pietro is the one who comes and goes. Their encounters introduce them to love and loss, reminding them of their origins, letting their destinies unfold, as Pietro and Bruno discover what it means to be true friends for life.
Festivals / Awards: Cannes Film Festival (Jury Prize), Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Zurich Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival, Valladolid International Film Festival (Best Director of Photography Award), Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival…