The Eight Mountains

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The Eight Mountains

An epic journey of friendship and self-discovery set in the breathtaking Italian Alps, THE EIGHT MOUNTAINS follows over four decades the profound, complex relationship between Pietro (Luca Marinelli) from Turin, and Bruno (Alessandro Borghi), who grew up in an isolated mountainside village. Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, this patient and profound film reaches breathtaking peaks in its careful observance of an intimate friendship. 

In Italian with English subtitles. NR, 2h 27m.

"This combined restraint builds to a devastating torrent of feeling, like tears held back and back and back and then no more; an ode to loves taken for granted in life, it makes a case for renewing and reviving our oldest alliances." – Film of the Week

"The love story that is THE EIGHT MOUNTAINS expresses this ineffable relationship between those who know us best and the places in which we find ourselves with a rough-hewn grace and profound knowingness." – Tribune News Services 

"This film has mystery and passion, it climbs mountainous heights and rewards you with the opposite of vertigo: a sort of exaltation." – Guardian

"It is one of the few films I've ever seen that's about male friendship without buddy-buddy backslapping, and that's quite meaningful." – FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)