“There's a whole world outside of here”
From the director of Beautiful Boy and The Broken Circle Breakdown, The Eight Mountains is a tender and expansive study of a long-time friendship between two men based on the bestselling novel “Le Otto Montagne” by Paolo Cognetti. Pietro (Luca Marinelli) and Bruno (Alessandro Borghi) are city kid/country kid opposites, whose idyllic summers as playmates and rivals in the beautiful Italian Alps matures over the decades into a deeper, more complex relationship. As the unpredictability of life and nature takes its course, their friendship and destinies will once more intertwine.
Winner - Grand Jury Prize
“Beautiful... this is a movie with air in it’s lungs and love in it’s heart”
"Quietly magnificent...lives and breathes in beautifully cinematic terms"
The dramatic landscapes of Italy, Turin and Nepal cradle this meditative exploration of male friendship, with moments of quiet intimacy set amidst the soaring peaks. The plain speech, delicate score and restrained camerawork instil a rough, natural poetic rhythm into The Eight Mountains as the two boys (and later men) establish, demolish, rebuild and test their bond.