The Holy Mountain

The Holy Mountain ★★★★½

A head melter yet, unlike El Topo, entertaining as fuck. A weird and wonderful and funny and scary journey. Encapsulating life, death, sex, reality, religion, government corruption, military control, man’s search for enlightenment (I dunno, everything?) through Jodorowsky’s bold lens. Uncomfortable nudity abounds. Of course there’s more to it than just that. Loved the unabashed silliness and uniquely loud and large-in-scope visual design, as well as the eerie sound design. I will need a rewatch to truly know where I sit with it all but it’s a trip. Is Jodorowsky casting himself as the all-knowing being a vanity thing? Maybe. Actually it just occurred to me why he may be in that role. But SPOILERSSSS. Yea that kinda makes sense.

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