The Holy Mountain

The Holy Mountain ★★★★★

Without question the weirdest film I have ever seen in my entire life. Jodorowsky’s ambitious, psychedelic masterpiece doubles as a surreal fantasy, as well as also being a commentary on many aspects of the human species. Imperialism, greed, superficialness, and the corruption/bastardization of religion/spirituality are among many themes the film tackles in its own absurdist way. But above all else I would dare argue the most compelling theme is that of the desire for the fantasy of immortality. 

It’s quite a wild ride, and a lot to digest on a first watch, but keep with it and you will see it’s brilliance. 

On a side note the production/set design, shot composition, framing, cinematography,  and choreography are all out of this world.

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