Best of the Fests


Directed by Rick Alverson

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

Best of the Fests

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752


Sat, Sep 7

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).


“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

The Mountain Still 2

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