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  • Jennifer Green

Review: The Eight Mountains

In a time when loneliness, particularly among men, is spoken of as an epidemic, the deep and lifelong bond between the two men at the heart of The Eight Mountains (Lo Otto Montagne) – based on the award-winning, semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by Italian author Paolo Cognetti – feels both poignant and essential. The Alpine setting adds a dramatic visual layer to the film, which the book can only describe.

This Cannes 2022 Jury Prize-winner wistfully reflects on the journey of finding one’s place in the world, and how key relationships can help define a life’s trajectory.


Read the full review at AWFJ.org.

Images courtesy of Janus Films.



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