The Mountain 2018
1h 46min | Drama | 26 July 2019 (USA)
A motherless and emotionally remote young man unexpectedly loses his father. After a chance encounter with a renowned lobotomist that knew his mother, he is recruited by the doctor to document the practice as it begins to fall out of favor.
Young Andy (Tye Sheridan) is sexually ambivalent. Does he desire women, men, both or something in between? When his father dies he takes a job as a photographer, going on the road with physician Wallace (Jeff Goldblum), who performs lobotomies at various insane asylums.
This slow, strange and superb film will likely divide audiences. At times it’s completely incomprehensible but it’s also constantly mesmerizing, hypnotic and beautiful. Most significantly though, this subversive piece of work is an important comment on the pressures of heterosexuality, showing that the price of conformity is sometimes way too high.
Director: Rick Alverson
Writers: Rick Alverson, Dustin Guy Defa
Stars: Tye Sheridan, Jeff Goldblum, Hannah Gross
Language: English | French | German
Release Date: 26 July 2019 (USA)
Also Known As: Góra
Filming Locations: Clinton, New York, USA