Best of the Fests

THE MOUNTAIN

Directed by Rick Alverson

USA, 2018, 1h 46min, DCP, In English, French, and German with English Subtitles

Best of the Fests

There are no current or future screenings planned for this film.

Actor Tye Sheridan will be joining us for a Q&A after the Monday, September 9th screening of the film.

Filmmaker Rick Alverson of the rigorous art comedies THE COMEDY and ENTERTAINMENT returns with a quiet mystery set in a disturbing moment in American history—the height of the mid-century lobotomy fad. Tye Sheridan plays a young man who, after the death of his father, signs on to work as a photographer for a traveling lobotomy enthusiast (played by Jeff Goldblum).

REVIEWS

“Rich with ideas as it fixates on characters roaming empty worlds, searching for impossible ideals.” – Eric Kohn, IndieWire

“A near-hypnotic pall of strangeness, so opaque as to be genuinely menacing, shadows and disrupts the pristine surfaces of THE MOUNTAIN — and that’s before Denis Lavant shows up to take its derangement into the stratosphere.” – Guy Lodge, Variety

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