Eden’s review published on Letterboxd:
Watching The Holy Mountain for the first time is an experience I will never forget.
I just sat there during the credits, utterly transfixed.
It’s rare a film, burns itself into your head like that and the images it creates are so striking you never forget them.
With the Holy Mountain, Alajandro Jodorwosky makes a dreamish landscape in impoverished Mexico, placing the viewer in the surrealist nightmare the film offers.
The film follows 9 men and women on their quest for enlightenment.
Ultimately they learn that they cannot be enlighten.
The film takes a strong approach with heavy Christian symbolism, ultimately disregarding the idea of religion.
The film focuses on the body and the mind. Violence, and sexuality.
The film is highly exploitative, shocking, and odd.
I will never forget The Holy Mountain