The Holy Mountain

The Holy Mountain ★★★★★

This is by far the most bizarre, interesting, meaningful and symbolic film I've ever seen and there isn't anything else that exists like it. There are very few films that I watch and take some type of life experience from it, and this is one of them. This film is so far from being conventional and it's so far from trying to please you like modern day films try to.

I was speechless and confused, but I was never bored throughout the whole film because it's unlike anything else out there. It's crafted so creatively and presents questions about life that don't need answering from others but from yourself.

There are many many things that I don't understand at all. Some things are so weird and unexplainable, but it didn't stop me from getting behind the main theme of the film. Those themes delve into society, materialism, marketing, masculinity, identity, religion, romanticism, corruption, war and politics. These are serious topics, even though it's presented exaggeratedly and comically for the sake of satire. This is only to convey the point more clearly and show how stupid these problems are and how they're still problematic in our modern day lives. It's an incredibly self-aware and profound experience.

It's art in it's truest form.

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