The Eight Mountains
- Production Year 2021
- Running Time147min
- Format DCP
For his adaptation of Paolo Cognetti′s novel, Felix Van Groeningen chose to co-direct with Charlotte Vandermeersch, much in the same way as the two characters do in the original work. The film presents a long chronology of the two friends who meet in their early teens. The story is both simple and profound. Between these two friends who travel the eight mountains and the sea, and those who reach the top of a high mountain, who will gain greater enlightenment? Pietro, wanders far away in Nepal, and thinks of his father who longed for such adventures. His friend Bruno hugs the weight of the mountain. With Daniel Norgren′s mournful music providing a perfect background for the action, The Eight Mountains washes our murky eyes and soothes our souls. If you are looking for rest in the mountain, you will be immersed in the beautiful colors of trees, grass, and valleys as well as the charms of the gentle sunlight covering them and the glory of the noble mountain. (LEE Yong Cheol)
- 상영관CGV Centum City 5
- 상영관CGV Centum City Starium
- 상영관Busan Cinema Center Cinema 1
Felix VAN GROENINGEN
Felix van Groeningen is a Belgian filmmaker who was trained in audiovisual arts at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Ghent. His films include The Misfortunates (2009), which premiered at the Directors Fortnight in Cannes; The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012), which earned a César Award for Best Foreign Language Film; and Belgica (2016), which won the World Cinema Directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival. His latest film, The Eight Mountains, which he codirected, won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
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Charlotte Vandermeersch is an actress, singer, and director. She studied Dramatic Art and was trained in piano and singing. She first gained international acclaim with the films Loft (2008) by Erik Van Looy, and The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012) by Felix van Groeningen. She has also appeared in Belgica (2016) and The Prime Minister (2016). Her latest film, The Eight Mountains, which she codirected, won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
Greetings from the Director
- Director Felix VAN GROENINGEN, Charlotte VANDERMEERSCH
- Cast Luca MARINELLI, Alessandro BORGHI, Filippo TIMI, Elena LIETTI
- Cinematography Ruben MPENS
- Editor Nico LEUNEN
- Production Company
Wildside, a Fremantle Company
RUFUS / MENUETTO
Co-produced by VISION DISTRIBUTION
Co-produced by Louis Tisné - executive producer for Elastic Film.
- World Sales
Italy Via Po 12-Roma Italy