The Holy Mountain ★★★★★

"The Holy Mountain" is about a Christlike figure who wanders through bizarre, grotesque scenarios filled with religious and sacrilegious imagery. He meets a mystical guide who introduces him to seven wealthy and powerful people, each representing a planet in the Solar system. These seven, along with the protagonist, the guide, and the guide's assistant, divest themselves of their worldly goods and form a group of nine who will seek the Holy Mountain, in order to displace the gods who live there and become immortal.

I need to take a short break again cuz I'm not in the mood to write reviews and like people's reviews on Letterboxd, but I'm finally back... maybe, IDK. This is one of the weirdest, strangest, and WHAT THE FUCK?? films I've ever seen. It's obviously a masterpiece, and I would like 2 rewatch this soon.

Alejandro Jodorowsky was amazing in this, as well as the cast who played the disciples. The writing in this movie is excellent with captivating dialogue, interesting characters, and an extraordinary storyline. The directing is top-notch. The cinematography is oscar-worthy and most of the shots looked beautiful. The production design is bizarre and tremendous. And the ending is my favorite movie ending of all time because it's mind-bending and very clever.

Overall, "The Holy Mountain" is one of my favorite movies of the 20th century, and you should better check this one out if you love Lynch or weird-ass shit. I was surprisingly never bored while watching it, and it's a gorgeous looking, thought-provoking, and well-directed movie or art that as I said, I would like 2 rewatch soon, may b with the director's commentary.

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