Connect with us
Charlotte Vandermeersch & Felix Van Groeningen's The Eight Mountains

Film Festivals

2022 Cannes Critics’ Panel: Day 2 – Charlotte Vandermeersch & Felix Van Groeningen’s The Eight Mountains

Among the last batch of entries for the festival, the filmmaker behind 2004 debut Steve+Sky, 2009’s The Misfortunates (Directors’ Fortnight selection) and 2012’s The Broken Circle Breakdown makes his first ever presence in the competition section and is joined by wife and creative partner Charlotte Vandermeersch who appeared in some of his films including 2016’s Belgica.

Mubi Cannes 2022

A true piece of Italian cinema (geographically and language wise), this book to film project stars Luca Marinelli and Alessandro Borghi – in what is essentially a tale about fathers, mountains and companionship. It spans three decades and is obviously painterly — the backdrop is a major player in their communal discontent, grievances and healing.

Mubi Cannes 2022

We’re back in business with our jury having settled in with the film – last night’s screenings was backed by a pair of screenings for the press this morning. So far, our critics are giving this a below average grade of 2.6 – a couple of extra votes won’t push this north of the 3 mark.

Click on the grid below for a larger version and latest updates!

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

Click to comment

More in Film Festivals

To Top