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The Eight Mountains
Le otto montagne
2022 Italy, Belgium, France 147 min N-13
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It’s a 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. 

“From the first minutes of this epic film, you'll forget you're sitting in a cinema - you'll be surrounded by nature - mountains, valleys, the changing seasons and, once again, mountains. The film is full of visual metaphors that will help us understand the bond between friends even more and ask pertinent universal questions about the flow of life, transience, and the meaning. How many mountains will you have to climb before you reach the top? "Eight Mountains” is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Italian writer Paolo Cognetti." (Dovilė Grigaliūnaitė)
Awards
World Premiere: Cannes Film Festival, Competition, 2022
Awards: Jury Prize, Cannes, 2022 
Director's biography
Belgian director Felix van Groeningen (b. 1977) grew up in a hippie family in Ghent and started his career in film in 2000 with the title Steve and Sky. He presented The Misfortunates (2009) in Cannes and got his breakthrough with The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012), nominated for Oscar. Belgica (2016), inspired by his father’s legendary café and Beautiful Boy, his English language debut, were also screened in Kino Pavasaris. He wrote and directed The Eight Mountains together with his partner Charlotte Vandermeersch. Charlotte Vandermeersch (b. 1974) is a Belgian actress and screenwriter. She co-wrote The Broken Circle Breakdown and The Eight Mountains is her directorial debut. 

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Total votes: 283
Director(s) - Charlotte Vandermeersch, Felix van Groeningen
Screenwriter(s) - Charlotte Vandermeersch, Felix van Groeningen, Paolo Cognetti (novel)
Actors - Luca Marinelli, Alessandro Borghi, Filippo Timi, Elena Lietti, Elisabetta Mazzullo
Producer(s) - Mario Gianani, Lorenzo Gangarossa
Cinematographer - Ruben Impens
Editor(s) - Nico Leunen
Sound - 
Composer(s) - Daniel Norgren
Sales agent - Vision Distribution
Distributor -
Production company -
Translation - Ramunė Brundzaitė, Jurgita Astrauskienė (SKN vertimas)
Dialogues - Italian
Subtitles - Lithuanian, English
Awards
World Premiere: Cannes Film Festival, Competition, 2022
Awards: Jury Prize, Cannes, 2022 
Director's biography
Belgian director Felix van Groeningen (b. 1977) grew up in a hippie family in Ghent and started his career in film in 2000 with the title Steve and Sky. He presented The Misfortunates (2009) in Cannes and got his breakthrough with The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012), nominated for Oscar. Belgica (2016), inspired by his father’s legendary café and Beautiful Boy, his English language debut, were also screened in Kino Pavasaris. He wrote and directed The Eight Mountains together with his partner Charlotte Vandermeersch. Charlotte Vandermeersch (b. 1974) is a Belgian actress and screenwriter. She co-wrote The Broken Circle Breakdown and The Eight Mountains is her directorial debut. 

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