The Eight Mountains is 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.


Luca Marinelli, Alessandro Borghi, Filippo Timi, Elena Lietti, Elisabetta Mazzullo, Lupo Barbiero, Cristiano Sassella


Screeplay – Charlotte Vandermeersch and Felix Van Groeningen, adapted from the novel « Le otto montagne » byPaolo Cognetti
Directors – Charlotte Vandermeersch and Felix Van Groeningen
Producers – Mario Gianani, Lorenzo Gangarossa, Hans Everaert, Felix van Groeningen, Charlotte Vandemeersch, Stéphane Parthenay and Robin Boespflug-Vonier
DOP – Ruben Impens
Editor – Nico Leunen
Original music – Daniel Norgren
Set design – Massimiliano Nocente
Costume designer – Francesca Maria Brunori
Sound – Alessandro Palmerini
Executive production – Olivia Sleiter, Louis Tisné

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Italy - Belgium - France
Year : 2022

Festivals and awards

Prix du jury (ex-aequo) - Festival de Cannes 2022