Lila (TALIA BALSAM) has built a fragile tranquility in the Catskill mountain home she shares with her husband Edgar (SCOTT COHEN) and their teen daughters. Soon after the girls leave for summer adventures, begins a season of explosive loss and reconfiguration with Lila exploring the light and dark corners of grief, anger, and desire through her friendship with a younger man.
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Official Selection SXSW Film Festival; BAM Cinema Fest; Mill Valley Film Festival, and winner of Jury Award at the Napales International Film Festival, and more.
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“South Mountain” demonstrates a realistically complex conception of stock ideas like “vengeance,” “moving on” and “healing,” and Ethan Mass’s cinematography echoes the material’s dualities in its delicate interplay of light and dark.”
Nick Shrager, Variety
“South Mountain suggests that the moments that break us can also give us the space and excuse to grow and re-mold ourselves in new ways. There’s joy in those broken spaces.”
Alissa Wilkinson, Vox
“A tender, intimate, and blatantly personal work that wears its lo-fi narrative with pride.”