One of the cult directors of the indie comedy made in the USA directs Jeff Goldblum and Tye Sheridan in a reflection on the manipulation and passivity of our society. 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.

Catalan premiere
Eligible for: Premi del públic

Rick Alverson

Rick Alverson

(USA, 1971) 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.


The Mountain (2018), William Eggleston: Musik (curt, 2017), Entertainment (2015), The Comedy (2012), New Jerusalem  (2011), The Builder (2010).


Kent Jones

The director of Hitchcock / Truffaut debuts with a fiction film that, under the guise of traditional indie drama, offers one of the most exciting female portraits of the year. Attention to the interpretation of Mary Kay Place.


Dan Sallitt

Sincere portrait, and darker than it seems at first sight, of an intense friendship between women. No doubt, one of the indie movies of the year with two exceptional protagonists.


Roberto Minervini

Hybrid between fiction and documentary in which Minervini reflects on the racial fact in the contemporary United States through a choral story within the black community.