Fall Film Series: The Eight Mountains

October 9, 2023
October 14, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Knickerbocker Theatre
86 East 8th Street
Holland, MI 49423
DowntownHope College
Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, the Italian film “The Eight Mountains” will show on Monday-Saturday, Oct. 9-14. An epic journey of friendship and self-discovery set in the breathtaking Italian Alps, the film is a landmark cinematic experience. Adapted from the award-winning novel by Paolo Cognetti, the film portrays the complex relationship between Pietro (Luca Marinelli) and Bruno (Alessandro Borghi), who first meet as children. As they mature, Pietro becomes estranged from his father even as Bruno, emotionally abandoned by his own father, takes up the role of surrogate son. Pietro’s father’s death reunites the two in realizing his dream of constructing a cabin on the Alps, Yet, despite their connection, the purity of nature and the demands of society threaten to drive the men to pursue different, possibly irrevocably divergent paths. The Los Angeles Times called the film “magnificent. A gorgeous, glorious retreat.” Presented in Italian, English, and Nepali with English subtitles, “The Eight Mountains” is not rated and runs 147 minutes.
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