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The Eight Mountains Unclassified 15+

Language: Italian with English subtitles
Genre: Drama

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Co-winner of this year’s Cannes Jury Prize, The Eight Mountains is the breathtaking story of a deep friendship between two young men whose paths reconnect in the Italian countryside.

Holidaying with his family in an Italian alpine village in the mid-1980s, 12-year-old Pietro befriends local boy Bruno, and they spend an idyllic summer together in this vast, pristine place. But when Pietro’s well-meaning but impetuous dad suggests that Bruno return to Milan with them to study, he inadvertently drives a wedge between the boys. In adulthood, their paths intertwine when Pietro returns to Bruno’s village and they embark on the building of a mountain cabin; as they do, they begin to bridge a crevasse of emotional distance.

Collaborating to adapt Italian author Paolo Cognetti’s award-winning 2016 bestseller, Charlotte Vandermeersch and her partner Felix van Groeningen (The Broken Circle Breakdown, MIFF 2013; The Misfortunates, MIFF 2009) have created something mesmerisingly novelistic onscreen: a slow accretion of detail that richly illuminates a life-defining bond. Meanwhile, the gorgeous cinematography by Ruben Impens (Titane, originally slated for MIFF 2021) truly captures the magic and majesty of a region that will always be a part of Bruno, and which never fails to call Pietro back. In all aspects, The Eight Mountains is an achievement – one that is all the more stunning for its quietly compelling subtlety.

“Rich, beautiful and inexpressibly sad … A movie with air in its lungs and love in its heart. Five stars.” – The Guardian

Tickets

Sun 14 Aug 3:45 pm [19531]
Hoyts 10 / 11
Assisted ListeningWheelchair AccessSubtitles
Sat 20 Aug 6:30 pm [17851]
Hoyts 3
Wheelchair AccessSubtitles
Sun 21 Aug 6:45 pm [18911]
Hoyts 10
Assisted ListeningWheelchair AccessSubtitles

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Key Cast
Alessandro Borghi, Luca Marinelli
Directors
Charlotte Vandermeersch, Felix van Groeningen
Producers
Hans Everaert, Lorenzo Gangarossa, Louis Tisné, Mario Gianani
Screenwriters
Charlotte Vandermeersch, Felix van Groeningen
Cinematographer
Ruben Impens
Editor
Nico Leunen
Production Designer
Massimiliano Nocente

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