"Could Larsson be the new Ari Aster?" - Samantha Bergeson, Indiewire

"One of the strangest movies of the year." - Barry Levitt, Slashfilm

In Niclas Larsson’s bold and surreal debut, David (Ewan McGregor), Gruffudd (Rhys Ifans), and Linda (Lara Flynn Boyle) are estranged half-siblings and the children of the titular Mother (Ellen Burstyn) who find themselves emotionally (and physically) pulled to and trapped inside a rundown furniture store when Mother sits down on a couch and refuses to move. Adapted from the Swedish novel Mamma i soffa by Jerker Virdborg, MOTHER, COUCH is an arresting and sneakily rich exploration of the emotional real estate parents and family occupy within our lives. With delirious energy and a winking sense of whimsy, MOTHER, COUCH is a hypnotic visual ride. Film Center exclusive. 

Awards & Nominations

Nominee - New Directors Award, San Sebastián International Film Festival
Winner - Best Nordic Film, Göteborg Film Festival 

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email filmcenter@saic.edu