The Eight Mountains
[Le otto montagne], directed by Felix Van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch, Italy / Belgium / France 2022, 147'
- Thirty-year-old Pietro decides to leave the big city behind and move to the mountains. He doesn’t fit into the hustle-bustle life he has led so far, although he can’t define what he’s missing. He has only felt free and happy in the wild Alps, where he used to spend every summer as a child. His instilled love of the mountains and exploration makes him set out into a world where new acquaintances and old friendships will become the path to finding himself.
- The Eight Mountains, the latest film from the creator of Beautiful Boy, is a screen adaptation of Paolo Cognetti’s best-selling novel. However, at the heart of the story is the relationship between human and beautiful, majestic and untamed nature, captured with the sensitivity of Terrence Malick. The cinematography inspired by Into the Wild manages to convey both the monumental, magnetic power of the mountains and their intimate side, where each step, silence, time and proper measure are a way of life. The Eight Mountains is a unique story of self-discovery, nature and love, platonic but stronger than any rock one can climb.