#41: The Eight Mountains (Felix van Groeningen & Charlotte Vandermeersch, 2022)

The friendship between two boys, one from the city and one from the mountains, spans across decades from childhood to adulthood, as they experience love, loss, and self-discovery, set against the stunning backdrop of the Italian Alps. Felix van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch’s award-winning The Eight Mountains (Le otto montagne) reunites Luca Marinelli and Alessandro Borghi for an epic, emotional story of a lifelong connection.

Plus, updates on the latest film festivals and Italy’s submission for Best International Feature Film.


This episode features the following music excerpts from the film’s soundtrack by Daniel Norgren:

  • “Like There was a Door”
  • “Why May I Not Go Out and Climb the Trees?”
  • “My Hobo is Rambling”
  • “As Long as We Last”


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