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.

Around the World in 14 Films 2022 – in the presence of the directors Felix Van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch


+++ Berlin Premiere +++

OT: Le otto montagne
Directors: Felix Van Groeningen, Charlotte Vandermeersch
Screenplay: Paolo Cognetti, Felix Van Groeningen, Charlotte Vandermeersch
Country: Belgium, France, Italy 2022
Production: Wildside, Rufus, Menuetto Film, Pyramide Productions, Vision Distribution
Cast: Luca Marinelli, Alessandro Borghi, Filippo Timi, Elena Lietti, Elisabetta Mazzullo
Length: 147 min.
Language: Italian OV / English subtitles
Distribution Germany: DCM
Festivals: Cannes, Munich, Zurich, Busan, Cinelibri, Valladolid, AFI etc.
Awards: Cannes Jury Prize