The Eight Mountains

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‘The Eight Mountains’

Sideshow and Janus Films have acquired North American rights to Cannes jury prize winner The Eight Mountains directed by Felix van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch.

The story about a friendship spanning a lifetime in the Italian Alpine valley of Aosta is based on Paolo Cognetti’s award-winning novel of the same name and stars Luca Marinelli and Alessandro Borghi, Filippo Timi, Elena Lietti and Elisabetta Mazzullo. Van Groeningen and Vandermeersch co-wrote the screenplay.

Mario Gianani and Lorenzo Gangarossa produced for Wildside in co-production with Belgium’s Rufus and Menuetto, France’s Pyramide Pictures and Vision Distribution in collaboration with the UK’s Elastic and Sky.

Sideshow and Janus Films plan a theatrical release at the end of the year and negotiated the deal with CAA Media Finance and Vision Distribution on behalf of the filmmakers.