Directed by Felix van Groeningen, Charlotte Vandermeersch │Drama Italy, Belgium, France, 2022 │ 15A │147 minutes │ Subtitled
Over one summer in a remote village in the Italian Alps, 12-year-old city boy Pietro meets and befriends Bruno, the only remaining local child.
The strong bond that the pair form becomes a close friendship that will last over the future decades, with Pietro and Bruno returning to the mountains every summer to reconnect, no matter how their lives are unfolding.
Oscar-nominated Felix van Groeningen (The Broken Circle Breakdown) co-directs with his partner Charlotte Vandermeersch on this rich adaptation of the award-winning 2016 novel by Italian author Paolo Cognetti. Their film is a sweeping yet intimate epic, set against the spectacular backdrop of the Alpine region. Definitely has to be seen on the big screen!
Festivals and Awards
- Cannes Film Festival 2022
- Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2022
- Tallin Black Nights Film Festival 2022
- Sundance Film Festival 2023
- Dublin International Film Festival 2023
- Winner – Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival 2022
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ This film has mystery and passion, it climbs mountainous heights and rewards you with the opposite of vertigo: a sort of exaltation. The Guardian
★ ★ ★ ★ As beautiful in its visuals as it is poetic in its homage to friendship.” Little White Lies
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