The Eight Mountains

a film by Felix van Groeningen and
Charlotte Vandermeersch

After meeting as children over a series of summers in the Italian Alps, Pietro (Luca Marinelli) and Bruno (Alessandro Borghi) reunite as adults to build a mountainside cottage which becomes a site of both reflection and reconciliation. In The Eight Mountains, winner of the Jury Prize at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, Felix Van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch (Beautiful Boy, The Broken Circle Breakdown) trace with exquisite beauty and grace the life trajectories of two men whose peak moments and low ebbs become one with the landscape that has shaped them.

Winner, Grand Jury Prize
2022 Cannes Film Festival

Official Selection
Sundance Film Festival

“Magnificent.  A gorgeous, glorious retreat.  One of the strongest and most vibrantly shot pictures in the Cannes Competition.”  
–Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

“*****  (Highest Rating). This is a movie with air in its lungs and love in its heart. It is spacious and unhurried in its devotion to beauty and to what it means to be human. This film has mystery and passion, it climbs mountainous heights and rewards you with the opposite of vertigo: a sort of exaltation.”  
–Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

“Joyful and grateful and wise.   Novelistic in the best sense. It immerses you in the world of its characters – both human and Alpine – But it lives and breathes in beautifully cinematic terms.“
–Jessica Kiang, Variety

Only in Theaters

April 28, 2023
New York City – Angelika Film Center
New York City – Film at Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunin
May 5, 2023
Los Angeles – LanDmark NuArt Theater
New York CITY – Cinema 1,2,3
New York City – AMC Empire
May 12, 2023
Austin – AFS Cinema
San Diego – Angelika Carmel Mountain
San Francisco – Landmark Opera Plaza
Dallas – Angelika Film Center & Cafe Dallas
Plano, TX – Angelika Plano
Glendale, CA – Laemmle Glendale
Santa Monica – Laemmle Monica Film Center
Encino, CA – Laemmle Town Center 5
Santa Barbara – SBIFF Riviera Theater
Torrance, CA – AMC Rolling Hills
pleasantville, NY – Jacob Burns Film Center
Sag Harbor, NY – Sag Harbor Cinema
Portland, OR – Cinema 21
Ashville, NC – Grail Moviehouse
Eugene, OR – Broadway Metro
Philadelphia – PFS at the Bourse
Washington, DC – Landmark E-Street
Fairfax, VA – Angelika Mosaic
Fairfax, VA – Cinema Arts Fairfax
Minneapolis – MSP at the Main
Baltimore – The Charles
Winston-Salem, NC – A/perture
May 13, 2023
New York City – New Plaza Cinema
May 15, 2023
San Rafael, CA – Smith Rafael Film Center
May 19, 2023
Chicago – Gene Siskel Film Center
Nevada City, CA – Mystic Theater
Pittsburgh – Harris Theater
Louisville – Speed Art Museum
Iowa City – FilmScene Uptown
Cleveland – Cleveland Institute of the Arts
Columbus, OH – Gateway Film Center
Brooklyn, NY – BAM Rose Cinemas
Stamford, CT – Avon
Bantam, CT – Bantam Cinema
Atlanta – Plaza Theater
St. Louis – Landmark Plaza Frontenac Cinema
Omaha – Film Streams Dundee
Columbia, SC – Nickelodeon
Chico, CA – Pageant
Santa Rosa, CA – Summerfield Cinema
Sacramento, CA – The Tower Theater by Angelika
May 25, 2023
Ft. Lauderdale – Savor Cinema

May 26. 2023

Brookline, MA – Coolidge Corner
Montclair, NJ – Claridge Triple Cinema
Seattle – SIFF Uptown
Denver – SIE Film Center
Missoula – Roxy Theater
New Haven – BTM Bowtie Criterion Cinema
Santa Fe – CCA Santa Fe
Iowa City – FilmScene
Three Oaks, MI – Vickers Theater
Salt Lake City – Broadway Centre 6
Knoxville, TN – Regal Downtown West
Rochester, NY – Little Theater
Amherst, MA – Amherst Cinema

June 1, 2023

Cleveland – Cleveland Institute of the Arts

June 2, 2023

Wilmington, DE – Screening Room at 1313
Portland, ME – Portland Museum of the Arts
Waterville, ME – MainE Film Center
Memphis – Malco Ridgeway
Sedona, AZ – Mary Fischer Cinema
Arabi, LA – Zeitgeist Theater and Lounge
Anchorage, AL – Regal Totem
June 7, 2023
Aspen, CO – BTM Cinema Isis

June 9, 2023

Rhinebeck, NY – Upstate Films Starr Cinema
Dennis, MA – Cape Cinema
Providence, RI – Avon
Portage, MI – Celebration Cinema Crossroads
Grand Rapids, MI – Celebration Cinema Grand rapids north

June 14, 2023

Boulder, CO – Boedecker Theater at Dairy Arts
June 16, 2023
Pelham, NY – The Picture House
Bloomington, IN – Ryder Film Series

June 23, 2023

Millerton, NY – Moviehouse 3
Westerly, RI – Mesilla Valley Film Society
July 21, 2023
Hunter, NY – Mountain Cinema
Watch this space for more dates!