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The Eight Mountains

Le Otto Montagne

Felix van Groeningen/Charlotte Vandermeersch | 2022 | 147 MINS
Italy | Subtitles
International Panorama: Italy

A meditation on our capacity for love shapes this sweeping story of two friends, torn apart by family and life’s journeys but bound by something deeper.

In Detail

This rich, beautiful and inexpressibly sad film is about the friendship between men who can’t talk about their feelings and about winning and losing at the great game of life.

Set in the Italian Alps, two boys become firm friends until parents separate them. But fate reunites Bruno and Pietro as tough, bearded young men, played with subtlety and gentleness by Alessandro Borghi and Luca Marinelli. After a reticent, wary start Bruno suggests that, as neither have any work on, they spend an Alpine summer building a shack in the valley that will be their special place. This is a movie with air in its lungs and love in its heart.

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