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The Eight Mountains

Felix van Groeningen / Charlotte Vandermeersch

feature film in production


A story about a friendship between two boys, Pietro and Bruno, who belong to different worlds - the city and the mountains. They grow up in opposite directions, but their lives remain somehow connected.

Based on the bestselling novel by Paolo Cognetti.

There is an old proverb in the Himalayas that says that at the center of the world is the tallest mountain, the Sumeru, which is surrounded by 8 seas and 8 mountains and asks the question:

Who has learned the most, the one who has been to all eight mountains, or the one who reached the summit of Sumeru?


  • Writers: Felix van Groeningen / Charlotte Vandermeersch
  • Directors: Felix van Groeningen / Charlotte Vandermeersch
  • DoP: Ruben Impens
  • Editor: Nico Leunen
  • Producer: Wildside (IT)
  • Coproducers: Menuetto BV (BE), Rufus BV (BE), Pyramide Productions (FR)
  • Executive producer: Elastic Films (UK)
  • Cast: Luca Marinelli, Alessandro Borghi, Filippo Timi, Elena Lietti


  • Length: ca 110'
  • Language: Italian
  • Shooting locations: Italian Alps, Turin, Nepal
  • Shooting period: summer-fall 2021
  • Release: planned 2022