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Jeff Goldblum, Rick Alverson – The Mountain #Venezia75

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The Mountain is the story of a young man who, after losing his mother, goes to work with a doctor specializing in lobotomies and therapies.

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8 min. and 14 sec.

PODCAST| David Martos interviews Jeff Goldblum and Rick Alverson, actor and director of the film The Mountain.

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We discussed with Rick Alverson and Jeff Goldblum about the connections between the universe depicted in the film and nowadays America. Besides, Goldblum explained how he worked on the double nature of his character.

The Mountain: 1950s America. Since his mother‘s confinement to an institution, Andy has lived in the shadow of his stoic father. A family acquaintance, Dr. Wallace Fiennes, 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.

For the page of the film on the Festival website, click here.

  • Reporter
    David Martos
  • Guest
    Jeff Goldblum / Rick Alverson
  • Interviewee role
    Actor / Director
  • Film title
    The Mountain
  • Festival section
    Venezia 75
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