Premio Strega, 2017 novel The Eight Mountains By Paulo Cognetti will become a movie.
The film is produced by film production company Wildside, and the Belgian will be directing Felix Van GroningenIntroduced in 2012 Alabama Monroe, Which also earned an Oscar nomination with the movie beatiful boyAmerican debut with Steve Carrell and Timothy Chalamet. Directed by Van Groningen Charlotte Vandermersch: The actress, on her debut behind the camera, will also be interested in script.
The Eight Mountains It will be a co-production from Italy, Belgium, France and the United Kingdom and will be filmed next summer in the Alps, Turin and Nepal. The names of the main actors who will play Pietro and Bruno, the two friends at the heart of the story have yet to be announced. As has already happened in Van Groeningen’s previous films, friendship, family, fate and acceptance will also be at the center of the story here, with the pristine natural beauty of the Italian Alps as the backdrop.
The story spans decades of friendship between a young town boy, Pietro, who visits a summer home in the mountains with his parents, and another young man, Bruno, who lives there all year in the mountains. Tirelessly wandering through mountain pastures, exploring forests and steep paths, the two bonds together. Twenty years later, the two will meet again, only to discover that their lives have taken different directions. In fact, Pietro ascends the mountains again to find refuge and makes peace with his past.