Photo of Dustin Guy Defa
Photo of Dustin Guy Defa

Dustin Guy Defa

“I do get very excited about figuring out how can you just let the story go away for a minute, how can you be leisurely, and still somehow drive the story at the same time? There are times when you think the movie is going off track, but it’s the actual track I wanted it to go on—they’re almost like asides, but they still have to do with everything.”

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    THE MOUNTAIN

    RICK ALVERSON United States, 2018

    Starring Jeff Goldblum, Udo Kier and Denis Lavant, Rick Alverson’s masterfully crafted period drama unearths the murky origins of a controversial procedure for mental illness. A still, unnerving miasma pervades this daring vision of ’50s America—rendered in meticulous, glacial set pieces.

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    BAD FEVER

    DUSTIN GUY DEFA United States, 2011

    This fiercely empathetic examination of pathological loneliness is the debut feature from indie auteur Dustin Guy Defa (Person to Person). Featuring a remarkable lead performance from Kentucker Audley as an aspiring stand-up comedian, Bad Fever is a prickly yet poignant study in social anxiety.

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