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The Eight Mountains

Saturday, September 30, 2023

An epic journey of friendship and self-discovery set in the Italian Alps, The Eight Mountains is a cinematic experience as intimate as it is monumental. Adapting an award-winning novel by Paolo Cognetti, Felix van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch portray, through observant detail and stunning landscape photography, the profound relationship between Pietro (Luca Marinelli) and Bruno (Alessandro Borghi), who first meet as children in an Alpine village. Years later, the estranged friends reunite, after the passing of Pietro’s father (Filippo Timi), in order to realize his dream of rebuilding a ruined cabin on a mountain slope. This emotional project, and their subsequent explorations of the mountains, create a strong bond between the two—yet individual dreams, and the demands of society, ultimately drive them to pursue irrevocably divergent paths.

Director Biographies

Felix van Groeningen is a Belgian film director and screenwriter. He is known for THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN, and BELGICA, with the former being nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards. He made his English-language debut with the biographical drama BEAUTIFUL BOY.                                                                                                                            

Charlotte Vandermeersch  is an actress and writer, known for  LOFT (2008) and THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN (2012). She began her screen career in 2004 and has accumulated over 40 industry credits. THE EIGHT MOUNTAINS marks her directorial-debut and her second collaboration with husband, Felix van Groeningen. 


NARRATIVE FEATURE | 147 min | ITALY | 2023


Felix van Groeningen
Charlotte Vandermeersch


Felix van Groeningen
Charlotte Vandermeersch


Paolo Cogent


Mario Gianni
Lorenzo Gangarossa
Louis Tisné


Robin Boespflug Vonier
Stéphane Parthenay


Ruben Impens


Nico Leunen


Daniel Norgren

  • Type: 2023,International,Narrative Feature
  • Time: September 30, 2023 - 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Venue:Narrowsburg Union