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The Holy Mountain

3 Ratings: 5.0
A movie directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky

Alejandro Jodorowsky stars as The Alchemist in Holy Mountain--apt self-casting in this psychedelic masterpiece about Jesus searching for enlightenment. Fusing together many of his previously investigated themes,Holy Mountain catalogues a religious icon's … see full wiki

Tags: Movies
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Release Date: May 1973 (Cannes Film Festival, France), 1973.11.29 (NYC, USA), 1974.1.15 (Paris, France), 1974.8.21 (West Germany), 1975.7.11 (Mexico), 1978.12.31 (Netherlands)
MPAA Rating: R
2 reviews about The Holy Mountain
review by . June 21, 2011
Packed with symbolism and allegory, Alejandro Jodorowsky's surrealist epic satirizes imperialism, institutional Christianity and corporatism in a massive production of enormous, eye-popping invention. Synthesizing elements of yoga, Kabbalah, Zen, Sufism, Gurdjieffian occultism, tarot and the I Ching, this transcendental adventure is distinguished by a predominance of ritual, self-sacrifice and the purging of individuality. Based in part on Ascent of Mount Carm el and especially René …
review by . July 24, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
**** out of ****     Alexandro Jodorowsky is one of my favorite filmmakers; a man able to summon his very dreams onto the screen. He makes surrealist films like nobody else can, and admittedly, many people attempt. He is different. He is a man who will go as far as to do psychadelics to create an image. He's a passionate and frequent lucid dreamer. I wish I could be as genius as him.    He began his reign of surrealist terror and fascination with "El Topo", …
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