* Please be informed that Director Matt Ross of “Captain Fantastic” cannot attend the Q&A session after 24/9 screening due to personal reasons.
Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, isolated from society, a devoted father (Viggo Mortensen) dedicates his life to transforming his six young children into extraordinary adults. But when a tragedy strikes the family, they are forced to leave this self-created paradise and begin a journey into the outside world that challenges his idea of what it means to be a parent and brings into question everything he's taught them. Prize for Best Director, Un Certain Regard in Cannes Film Festival.
Matt Ross (Writer, Director) wrote and directed 28 Hotel Rooms, his first feature, which premiered in the NEXT Section at the Sundance Film Festival before playing at many other festivals. He has written and directed eight short films, including The Language of Love, which also premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. As an actor, Ross’ on screen credits include Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator, George Clooney’s Good Night, and Good Luck, Whit Stillman’s The Last Days of Disco and Mary Harron’s American Psycho. In 2016, Ross was named one of Variety’s “10 Directors to Watch.”