The Holy Mountain

The Holy Mountain ★★★½

Resurrected after he is crucified by children, a Jesus-like figure embarks on an enlightenment journey, leading him to an alchemist with shady motivations in this bizarre movie from Alejandro Jodorowsky. The plot almost defies description with more to it than can be summed up in a single sentence and much of it makes little sense. Understanding the film though is fortunately not necessary to appreciate the experience; full of colourful and creative sets, imaginative costumes and some of the craziest WTF imagery ever placed on celluloid, this is a visually sumptuous affair. It is surreal at times too with characters bleeding in all colours other than red, characters bonding with molds of themselves and the list goes on. The final scene also makes a great conclusion. It is just hard not to wish that all the symbolism was clearer and less elusive.

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