Listen Up Philip

Alex Ross Perry, USA 2014, 108’
The Color Wheel Queen of Earth

Philip (Jason Schwartzman) supposedly writes good novels, but his best writing involves praises to himself. He has every right to be satisfied: he is publishing a second book, he’s liked by women, and even gets praise from his favorite author. But the truth turns out to be much more brutal.

‘Listen Up Philip’ Jason Schwartzman shines as a self-absorbed writer who doesn't quite learn the err of his ways in Alex Ross Perry's sharp and darkly funny third feature. (Variety)

Piotr Czerkawski


Locarno IFF 2014 – Special Jury Prize

Alex Ross Perry

Born in 1984 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, Alex Ross Perry is a film director, screenwriter, and actor. He is a graduate of the film faculty at New York University. After graduation, he worked for two years at a video rental company in the East Village, where he met many of his later collaborators, including cinematographer Sean Price Williams. In 2009, he directed Impolex, his full-length debut, inspired by Thomas Pynchon's iconic Gravity's Rainbow. His later films screened at the world's leading festivals, such as Sundance, Berlinale, and Locarno IFF. In addition to films, he also regularly directs music videos.

Selected filmography

2009 Impolex

2011 Paleta barw / The Color Wheel

2014 Do ciebie, Philipie / Listen Up Philip

2015 Królowa Ziemi / Queen of Earth

2017 Złote wyjście / Golden Exits

2018 Her Smell

2020 Paul Schrader: Man in a Room (short doc.)

Cast & Crew

director Alex Ross Perry
screenplay Alex Ross Perry
cinematography Sean Price Williams
editing Robert Greene
music Keegan DeWitt
cast Jason Schwartzman, Elisabeth Moss, Jonathan Pryce, Krysten Ritter, Kate Lyn Sheil
producer Joshua Blum, Toby Halbrooks, James M. Johnston, David Lowery, Katie Stern
production Faliro House Productions, Sailor Bear Productions, Washington Square Films
sales The Match Factory GmbH
language English
coloration colour
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