The Mountain

Directed by Rick Alverson

Release Year: 2019
Running time: 106
Country: U.S.
Language: English
Subjects: Film Studies
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Screening Info
Directed by: Rick Alverson

Set against the 1950’s "golden age" of American male supremacy, an introverted young photographer (Tye Sheridan) joins a renowned lobotomist (Jeff Goldblum) on a tour to promote the doctor’s recently-debunked procedure. As he increasingly identifies with the asylum’s patients, he becomes enamored with a rebellious young woman (Hannah Gross) and lost in the burgeoning New Age movement of the west. Also starring Denis Lavant and Udo Kier.

Reviews

"A hallucinatory nightmare of loneliness, alienation, and Oedipal desire. Boasts shades of Stanley Kubrick and Yorgos Lanthimos even as it carves out its own peculiar, penetrating identity."

– Nick Schager, Esquire
 

“A beautiful… singular portrait of America’s fractured identity.”

– Eric Kohn, Indiewire
 

“Genuinely menacing. A near-hypnotic pall of strangeness.”

– Guy Lodge, Variety
 

"Mesmerizing. Weirdly beautiful."

– Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times
 

"Brilliant, blistering."

– Andrew Lapin, NPR
 

"Visually transfixing."

– Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
 

“Dark and visionary.”

– Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter
 

“Surreally gorgeous. Replete with unsettling, rewarding pleasures.”

– Leonard Goi, MUBI
 

"Gorgeously rendered... an unsettling trip through the 20th century American psyche."

– David Fear, Rolling Stone
 

“Shimmeringly surreal. Lanthimos meets Roy Andersson meets a heavy dose of lithium.”

– Jessica Kiang, The Playlist
 

Awards

Official Selection – Venice Film Festival

 

Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival

 

Official Selection – SXSW

 

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