The Holy Mountain

The Holy Mountain ★★★★½

In today's money, The Holy Mountain cost approximately $4.8M. I don't understand how. I just have the feeling this would've been a much more expensive film if it were made in our time. The production design is colorful, exquisite. There are dozens of extras in nearly every scene, each one of them with elaborate make-overs and costumes.

But enough of my (probably uninformed) rambling about the budget. This is, quite simply put, one of the most transcendental cinematic experiences out there. Nearly every shot is riddled with poetic and metaphorical genius, and the satirical tone of it all is irresistible. There's just something so endearing and pure about the ending. Real life awaits us, indeed.

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