Monday September 23rd – Saturday 29th September 2024

The Eight Mountains

Tuesday 26


Jubilee Hall


Directed by Felix van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch. 2 hours 20 minutes; subtitled, cert 12.

Described by The Guardian as “a movie with air in its lungs and love in its heart”, this epic story of friendship and self-discovery is set in a spectacularly beautiful valley of the Italian Alps. Bruno and Pietro meet as boys when Pietro’s Milanese family visits the isolated valley on a vacation.  Their ensuing lifelong friendship takes many unexpected twists and turns, uniting them in a project to build a mountain cabin and their subsequent explorations of the steep mountain passes surrounding it, before facing forces which threaten to drive them apart forever.  The stunning landscape photography provides the perfect setting for this powerful tale of male friendship and mankind’s relationship with the natural world, which has already won the Jury prize at Cannes.