The Eight Mountains

The journey from book to movie is arduous and fraught. It is exceedingly rare for a movie to flatly exceed its source (e.g. The Godfather) and perhaps even less common for the movie to be a perfect distillation of the novel. The Eight Mountains is that. It brings every scene and every character to life exactly as you might have imagined them from Paolo Cognetti’s book. A story of friendship, the struggle for meaningful identity, and the constant tension between journeys that take you far from home and those that that never leave. (Criterion)

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