Varun’s review published on Letterboxd:
Take everything you know about cinema and throw it all away. Because The Holy Mountain has something to say.
I don't know where to begin. This movie is hard to decipher. Alejandro Jodorowsky simplifies it for us at a certain level but there's still so much to learn, so much to observe.
The movie is layered with subliminal
messages and symbolism related to many spiritual, religious and realistic straws of life.
You can't consider this a poetic cinema. It's chaotic. It's chaotic in a beautiful way.
Aesthetically designed, so grotesque and equally beautiful. So much thought and precision went into making I can't even begin to imagine. The sound is haunting, the premise is non sensical yet has more than enough substance to grasp you.
That ending had me fooled and betrayed.