The Mountain

Directed by Rick Alverson
2018
USA
108 minutes
Unclassified 18+
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Jeff Goldblum plays a smooth-talking brain doctor in a hypnotic piece of 1950s weirdness by American outlier Rick Alverson. A beautiful portrait of America’s fractured identity.

Get ready for a mind-bending journey to the dark side of 1950s utopianism. Andy (Tye Sheridan) is an extremely introspective young man. His distant, figure-skater father, Frederick (Udo Kier), has refused Andy permission to visit his mother since she was institutionalised for depression. Enter dad's charismatic friend, Dr. Walter Fiennes (Jeff Goldblum), an enthusiastic performer of lobotomies on predominantly female patients. The suave medico asks Andy to take photographs on a field trip of American hospitals. So begins a supremely strange and strikingly decorated odyssey, with a show-stopping appearance by Denis Lavant as a particularly demented therapist. It's anything but your average road movie.

Alverson’s serene affectations serve a stern, stark thesis about our evolving understanding of mental health.
Guy Lodge, Variety
[Alverson’s] scornful revisiting of 1950s America has a lot to say about the state of the union today
Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

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Sun 9 June
6:30pm
The Ritz Cinema Randwick
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Mon 10 June
1:30pm
Event Cinemas George St 4
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Program Strand
Features, Festival Hits
Year
2018
Classification
Unclassified 18+
Country
USA
Language
In English and French with English subtitles
Director
Rick Alverson
Producer
Sara Carter Murphy, Ryan Zacarias, Allison Rose Carter, Eddy Moretti
Cast
Tye Sheridan, Denis Lavant, Jeff Goldblum
Screenwriter
Rick Alverson, Dustin Guy Defa, Colm O’Leary
Cinematographer
Lorenzo Hagerman
Editor
Michael Taylor, Rick Alverson
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Gender & Sexuality, Cinephile, Comedy, Off-Beat, Science & Tech
Company Credits
World Sales: The Match Factory
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