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The Eight Mountains (Italian: Le otto montagne) is a 2022 drama film co-directed by Felix van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch, who co-adapted the screenplay from the novel of the same name by Paolo Cognetti. The film depicts a friendship between two men who spend their childhood together in a remote Alpine village and reconnect later as adults. The title is a reference to the concept in Buddhism and ancient Indian cosmology that the world is composed of nine mountains and eight seas, specifically eight concentric circular mountain ranges separated from one another by eight seas, with the ninth and tallest mountain, Mount Meru, at the center.

Original Italian language, subtitled in English

Directed by: Felix van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch
Year of Release: 2022
Running time: 147 min.
Countries: Italy-Belgium-France
Prizes and Awards:
Jury’s Prize, Festival de Cannes 2022 – Davide di Donatello for best film.

Monday, September 26th, 2023
7:30 PM – Caracalla Theater (Horch Tabet, Beirut)
Free Entrance upon Booking

Saturday, September 30th, 2023
5:30 PM – Galaxy Grand Cinemas 2, Beirut
Ticket price: 200.000 LBP
Student price: 100.000 LBP
Entrance upon Booking

Saturday, October 14th, 2023
5 PM – Al Rabita El Sakafia, Tripoli
Free Entrance without Booking



  • Organized by: Delegazione Commissione Europea e Stati Membri UE
  • In collaboration with: Ambasciata d'Italia