The Eight Mountains

Le otto montagne

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

The story of a friendship. Of children becoming men who try to erase the footprints of their fathers, but who, through the twists and turns they take, always end up returning home. Pietro is a boy from the city, Bruno is the last child of a forgotten mountain village. Over the years Bruno remains faithful to his mountain, while Pietro is the one who comes and goes. Their encounters introduce them to love and loss, reminding them of their origins, letting their destinies unfold, as Pietro and Bruno discover what it means to be true friends for life.

DirectorFelix van Groeningen, Charlotte Vandermeersch
CastAlessandro Borghi, Luca Marinelli, Filippo Timi, Elena Lietti
Runtime147 mins
Theatrical Release22 Dec 2022
Available1 Sep 2023
Festivals & Awards


  • Winner of Prix Du Jury Prize and Nominee of Palme d’Or at Cannes Festival
  • Winner of David di Donatello Awards for Best Film, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Sound and Best Cinematography
  • Winner of Nastro d'Argento for Best Actor and Best Sound
  • Nominee of European Film Award for Feature Film


  • Melbourne IFF
  • Munich IFF
  • Busan IFF
  • AFI Fest
  • Sundance
  • Hong Kong IFF