Estonian premiere

The Eight Mountains

Local title
Kaheksa mäge
Original title
Le otto montagne
Director
Felix Van Groeningen, Charlotte Vandermeersch
Country
France, Belgium, Italy
Year
2022
Programme
Best of Fest
Genre
drama, adapted screenplay
Subject
friendship, nature, men

A touching adaptation of Paolo Cognetti’s novel about a friendship forged in the spectacular Western Alps.

During a summer stay in the heart of the Aosta Valley, 11-year-old city boy Pietro makes the acquaintance of Bruno, a cowherd of the same age. Together, these adventurous boys explore the abandoned houses of the mountain village and follow a wild river. Twenty years later, they’ve taken different paths: Pietro has gone out into the world as a documentary filmmaker, while Bruno has stayed behind in his village. Pietro returns to find refuge in the tranquility of the mountains. He also wants to try to reconcile with his past.

The film was awarded the Jury Prize at Cannes.

Director
Felix Van Groeningen, Charlotte Vandermeersch
Screenwriter
Charlotte Vandermeersch, Felix Van Groeningen
Cast
Luca Marinelli, Alessandro Borghi, Elena Lietti, Filippo Timi
Producer
Mario Gianani, Lorenzo Gangarossa
DoP
Ruben Impens
Editor
Nico Leunen
Production
Wildside, Menuetto Film, Rufus
Distributor
A-One Film Estonia
World sales
Vision Distribution
Runtime
Language
Italian
Subtitles
Estonian, English
Other festivals
Zurich, Busan, Cannes, Munich

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Screenings

7th Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening050506 / Kaheksa mäge
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
2nd Hall Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening091105 / Kaheksa mäge
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
2nd Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening160202 / Kaheksa mäge
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
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