The Eight Mountains

Date Shown

5th June 2024

‘The Eight Mountains’ (2022), co-directed by Felix van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeerch.
In a secluded village in the Italian Alps, a friendship develops between two young boys, one from Turin, the other local. Even though Pietro moves away and Bruno remains, as the decades pass and both lives unfold, their paths lead them back to each other where they first met.
Set in the magnificent Italian landscape, this is a profoundly moving portrait of a lifelong friendship.

‘A movie of soaring visual majesty and churning emotional force’ L A Times.

Audience Reactions

A: 32, B: 10, C: 0, D: 0, E: 1

A Touching, beautifully told story. (A) Beautiful, gripping & heart breaking (A)  All those mountains gave me vertigo(A)  A beautiful film (A)  Great film. Another world – totally credible. (A)
Such well told relationships; such depth. Filmic wizardry! (A) Beautiful, subtle, engaging + natural (A)  Tremendous experience; one to treasure on so many levels. (A) Wonderfully filmed, great acting but very loud music that seemed out of kilter with the story.(A) Absolutely stunning, casting & soundtrack wonderful (A)   One of the most beautiful films I’ve seen. (A) Beautiful and cathartic (A) Fantastic, memorable and inspiring! (A)  A beautiful, contemplative film about friendship, innocence, a quest for simplicity – a desire to escape + live a pure life (A) 
A compelling tale of male friendship which eschews all sentimentality.(A) Music great/scenery terrific/great story (A)    Emotionally engaging! (A) Great film. Wonderful photography. (A) Fabulous photography. Wonderful, atmospheric music. Very moving story.(A)  Beautifully told story of a friendship (A)  Great film – another world!(A) A beautifully told story and much more to reflect on. (A)   Self indulgent theme but still fantastic cinema (A)  Fabulous cinematography, wonderful music, great acting, marvellous message (A)  So powerful. Sometimes hard to watch+ experience, like life for everyone to endure and enjoy. Up, down, love, sadness. Only criticism maybe a bit long, but then that’s life.(A)

B: Absorbing, incredible filming, good story & seeing Tibet contrasted well. Last twenty minutes not necessary. (B) Beautiful – a bit too long? (B)  Very good to see a film about male friendship – but rare & then such a sad ending. (B) Fantastic photography. Too many themes though. Absorbing but nevertheless too long.(B) 
Beautifully filmed but not quite edited to get the best. (B)     Really enjoyed, fantastic scenery + acting. (B)   
Beautiful film. Thought provoking in stunning setting. (B)  

E:  A bloke film with great scenery (+ very distracting, rumbling sound effects)(E)  

IMDB details

The Eight Mountains | December 14, 2022 (Belgium) 7.7

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Cast

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Pietro da piccolo
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Bruno da piccolo
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Francesca Guasti
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Sonia
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Giovanni Guasti
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Donna con le capre
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Luigi (Zio di Bruno)
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Guardiano rifugio
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Pietro da adolescente
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Bruno da adolescente
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Padre di Bruno
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Pietro Guasti
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Amigo alla festa
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Amica della madre
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Bruno Guglielmina
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Coinquilini Torino
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Coinquilini Torino
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Pablo

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Countries: Italy, Belgium, France, United KingdomLanguages: Italian, English, NepaliBudget: €7,687,148 (estimated)

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