The Mountain



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Film Info
Program:New Releases
Tags:Historical Drama
Culture & Society
Science & Technology
Release Year:2019
Runtime:106 min
Festivals & Awards:Official Selection – Venice Film Festival
Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival
Official Selection – SXSW
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Kino Lorber
Director:Rick Alverson
Executive Producer:Danny Gabai
Natalie Farrey
Vincent Landay
Producer:Sara Murphy
Ryan Zacarias
Allison Rose Carter
Eddy Moretti
Cinematographer:Lorenzo Hagerman
Screenwriter:Rick Alverson
Dustin Guy Defa
Colm O'Leary
Editor:Rick Alverson
Michael Taylor
Principal Cast:Jeff Goldblum
Tye Sheridan
Denis Lavant
Udo Kier
Hannah Gross
Filmography:The Comedy (2012)
Entertainment (2015)


1950s America. Since his mother‘s confinement to an institution, Andy (Tye Sheridan) has lived in the shadow of his stoic father. A family acquaintance, Dr. Wallace Fiennes (Jeff Goldblum), employs the introverted young man as a photographer to document an asylum tour advocating for his increasingly controversial lobotomy procedure. As the tour progresses and Andy witnesses the doctor’s career and life unravel, he begins to identify with the institutions’ patients. Arriving at a California mountain town, a growing center of the New Age movement, they encounter an unconventional French healer who requests a lobotomy for his own daughter, Susan (Hannah Gross). Also starring Denis Lavant and Udo Kier.

A surreal and uncompromising reckoning with the dangers of passivity, representation and utopian thought from the director of Entertainment and The Comedy.


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

“An intriguingly dark and visionary head-scratcher.” - The Hollywood Reporter

Director Biography

Rick Alverson (born June 25, 1971, Spokane, Washington) is an American filmmaker and musician living in Richmond, Virginia. His feature films include The Mountain (2018), Entertainment (2015) and The Comedy (2012). His work has screened at Sundance Film Festival, Locarno, New Directors / New Films, International Film Festival Rotterdam, and BAFICI among other festivals. He has directed videos for Oneohtrix Point Never, Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olson, among others.


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