Last May ‘The Eight Mountains’ a new movie about the bonds of male friendship won the prestigious Jury Award at the Cannes Film Festival. Now this film from Charlotte Vandermeersch and Oscar-nominated Belgian filmmaker Felix van Groeningen will finally receive a proper release stateside, opening in NYC on April 28 and LA on May 5 with more dates to come.
This is the story of best friends Pietro and Bruno who first meet up in an Italian mountainside village when they are 11 years old. Their lives separate as they become adults, but then years later, Pietro (Luca Marinelli) has to return to the village to sort out his late father’s affairs. Once back there he reconnects with Bruno (Alessandro Borghi) and decides rather than sell his father and he will actually build a house for himself. Bruno offers to help, and when the two start spending so much time together again they begin reminiscing about their pasts and dream about their future
This is a remarkably close bromance and if you combine their very obvious electric physical chemistry with the sight of the two of them sweaty and sleeveless working on constructing the house, you swear that it is going to all turn gay. Will it though? You’ll have to go see this thoroughly delightful movie about the bonding that will totally move you, to see for yourself.