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The Mountain Unclassified 18+

Director: Rick Alverson Country: USA (2018)
Language: EnglishFrench with English subtitles

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Jeff Goldblum stars as a charismatic lobotomist on an oddball roadtrip across 1950s America in The Mountain, the latest work of madness and magic from cinematic iconoclast Rick Alverson.

Somewhere in middle America, a lost young man by the name of Andy (Tye Sheridan) yearns for escape. Ignored by his figure-skating father (Udo Kier) and long abandoned by his mother, Andy’s constrained universe is blown open by the arrival of Dr Fiennes (Jeff Goldblum), who hires Andy to be his assistant. The two form an unlikely duo as Dr Fiennes shops his services from asylum to asylum, but when they fall into the orbit of Jack (Denis Lavant), a French mystic with delusions of grandeur, the stage is set for wholesale breakdown.

Writer/director Rick Alverson has never shied away from strangeness, but in The Mountain he may have delivered his weirdest yet warmest film to date. A work of jet-black humour and unexpected beauty, The Mountain offers an unforgettable vision of American cultural collapse, where the search for meaning breeds insanity and true sanity is just a lobotomy away.

“A beautiful, challenging, and altogether singular portrait of America’s fractured identity… [a] somber and lyrical achievement.” – IndieWire

Tickets

0441
Fri 09 Aug 9:00 pm [0441]
The Mountain (108 mins)
The Astor Theatre Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
5871
Sat 17 Aug 9:15 pm [5871]
The Mountain (108 mins)
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins Auditorium
Past event
This session is bookable on a pass

To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Key Cast
Denis Lavant, Jeff Goldblum, Tye Sheridan
Director
Rick Alverson
Producers
Allison Rose Carter, Eddy Moretti, Ryan Zacarias, Sara Murphy
Screenwriters
Colm O'Leary, Dustin Guy Defa, Rick Alverson
Cinematographer
Lorenzo Hagerman
Composer
Daniel Lopatin
Editors
Michael Taylor, Rick Alverson
Format
Digital
Company Credit
World Sales: The Match Factory

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