The Eight Mountains

1074 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1S 3X3, Canada


An epic journey of friendship and self-discovery set in the breathtaking Italian Alps, The Eight Mountains follows over four decades the profound, complex relationship between Pietro and Bruno. Italian, Nepali with English subtitles, English.

Cannes Film Festival: Jury Prize award winner, Palme d’Or nominee!
International Cinephile Society Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay award winner!
Vilnius International Film Festival: Best Feature Film award winner!

5 Stars! “breathtaking and wonderfully photographed…This film has mystery and passion, it climbs mountainous heights and rewards you with the opposite of vertigo: a sort of exaltation.” (The Guardian)

5 Stars! “a gorgeously-told fable of platonic love, as moving as it is epic.” (Cinevue)

4/4 Stars! “stunningly beautiful and deeply affecting adaptation of the award-winning novel…The script is wonderfully meditative and impeccably crafted” (Chicago Tribune)


The Eight Mountains is adapted from the award-winning novel by Paolo Cognetti –– and we have a copy of the book to give away to a lucky audience member. Join us at our first screening, Friday, May 26 at 6:30 PM, for your chance to win!

*Please take note that doors open 30 minutes before showtimes. We encourage people to arrive early. We have a small box office, a small candy bar, and a single-screen cinema, meaning that when most of an audience shows up a few minutes before showtime, it causes a bottleneck. If possible, we appreciate you arriving a little bit early to pick out your seat and get your popcorn. Thanks for your help!