The Eight Mountains - Monday Cinema

November 6 4:00 to 6:30 pm

The Trail & District Arts Council presents "The Eight Mountains" for Monday Cinema on November 6 at 4 pm at The Royal Theatre.

After meeting as children over a series of summers in the Italian Alps, Pietro and Bruno reunite as adults to build a mountainside cottage, which becomes a site of both reflection and reconciliation.

Adapted from the award-winning novel by Paolo Cognetti, the film portrays the profound, complex relationship between Pietro and Bruno, who first meet as children when Pietro’s Milan family vacations in an isolated village at the base of the Alpine slopes.

As they get older, Pietro becomes estranged from his business-minded father as Bruno takes up the role of surrogate son. When Pietro’s father dies the two reunite to realize his dream of constructing a cabin on the Alps. Yet despite their connection, the purity of nature and the demands of society both threaten to drive the men to pursue different, possibly irrevocably divergent paths.

Through observant detail and stunning landscape photography, the film tells an epic journey of friendship and self-discovery. A landmark cinematic experience as intimate as it is monumental, as deep as it is expansive.

“Wildly beautiful and tender, so infused with unspoken emotion that it’s a tearful watch even in its most idyllic moments.”- New Statesman

“Combines the earthy, rooted grit of Jack London with the vivid emotional landscapes of Elena Ferrante.” Observer (UK)

“Enduring male friendships and the legacy of childhood are examined in this swoon-worthy literary adaptation.” - Times (UK)

98% on Rotten Tomatoes

Director: Felix van Groeningen, Charlotte Vandermeersch / Cast: Luca Marinelli, Alessandro Borghi, Elena Lietti / Country: Italy, Belgium, France, UK / Length: 2 hrs 27 mins / Language: Italian, English, Nepali / Genre: Drama / Rating: 14A. Subtitled.

Watch the trailer .

Monday Cinema is presented by Trail and District Arts Council and screens at The Royal Theatre, 1597 Bay Avenue, Trail.

All films begin at 4:00 pm.

Tickets $12 at or call the Box Office at 250-368-9669 Monday to Friday from 12-4 pm.

Only 143 tickets available for this screening. If tickets are available, they will go on sale at the venue 30 minutes before the screening.

Doors will open 30 minutes prior to show time.

The Monday Cinema series is part of the Toronto International Film Festival Film Circuit and proudly supported by Wellington Altus Private Wealth Management and MP Wealth Advisory.

Films in the Fall Monday Cinema series are:

Oct 16 The Miracle Club - There's just one dream for the women of Ballygar: to win a pilgrimage to the sacred French town of Lourdes. A quietly feminist film that honors the invisible labor of women, the complexities of motherhood, and the belief that change is possible.

Oct 23: Something You Said Last Night - After being fired from her job, an aspiring mid-twentys trans woman and writer accompanies her Canadian-Italian family on vacation as she struggles to balance independence with the comfort of being taken care of.

Oct 30: Past Lives - Nora and Hae Sung, two deeply connected childhood friends, are separated after Nora’s family emigrates from South Korea. Two decades later, they are reunited in New York to confront notions of destiny, love, and the choices that make a life, in this heartrending modern romance.

Nov 6: The Eight Mountains - An epic journey of friendship and self-discovery set in the breathtaking Italian Alps, following the profound, complex relationship between Pietro and Bruno over four decades.

Nov 20: Little Richard: I Am Everything - Through a wealth of archive footage we see Richard’s complicated life story as interviews with family, musicians, and cutting-edge Black and queer scholars look at a career and life that pinballs between God, sex and rock n’ roll.

Nov 27: Blue Jean - Based around the passing of homophobic laws in Thatcher's England the film looks at these issues from the viewpoint of a closeted lesbian who has to choose between her job as a teacher and her identity.

Dec 4: Les Filles du Roi - A young Mohawk girl, Kateri, and her brother have their lives disrupted upon the arrival of Les Filles du Roi in 1665 'New France'. Kateri forges an unlikely relationship with young fille Marie-Jean Lespérance - whose dream of a new life is more complicated than she could have imagined. TBC

Dec 11: The Lesson – When a young author takes a tutoring position at the estate of his idol, a legendary writer, he soon realizes that he is ensnared in a web of family secrets, resentment, and retribution.

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Town: Trail, BC
Venue: The Royal Theatre
Address: 1597 Bay Ave, Trail, BC V1R 4B2