The Holy Mountain

The Holy Mountain ★★★★

Possibly the most surreal, ridiculous film that I have ever encountered, The Holy Mountain is an exercise in bold, vibrant film-making that relishes in showing the most outrageous imagery that yields both mesmerisation and disgust from the audience. Jodorowsky's presence as director, writer, producer, actor, co-composer, co-editor, and production designer leads to an obviously auteur driven experience, and the man comes across as quite the character. Indeed, his talent is quite frankly bordering on insanity, and I honestly struggle to comprehend how some scenes were pulled off. Utterly deranged and strangely beautiful, The Holy Mountain is one of the most incredible things I've ever witnessed and although I didn't love it per se, it will stick with me possibly forever.

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