De Acht Bergen – English subtitles

Ketelhuis Expat

Superb film adaptation of Paolo Cognetti's bestseller

Two opposites meet in a harsh but beautiful Italian mountainous region and forge a lifelong friendship. In their search for happiness, Pietro roams the world while Bruno stays true to his mountain. Despite their completely different lives, the friendship from their childhood remains seemingly indestructible.

Felix van Groeningen (Beautiful Boy, The Broken Circle Breakdown) and the debutant Charlotte Vandermeersch pulled out of their comfort zone and made a calm film about love, loneliness, holding on, family relationships and attachment to a region, against an overwhelmed backdrop.

Winner of the special jury prize at Cannes.