over 1 year
Im not sure what it means but im spellbound
every frame of this movie is more bizarre than any other movie.
over 2 years
This movie is incredibly pretentious and AJ has a huge ego, but the visuals are fun.
over 3 years
Weird, confronting, confusing, but strangely intriguing.
almost 4 years
not for everybody but really odd and surreal
over 4 years
An awesome critic about religion.
three-tiered journey towards personal illumination with powerful psychedelic imagery
over 5 years
Visually stunning, absurd and surrealistic comedy could be a weird way to describe this.
La Montaña Sagrada (The Holy Mountain, reissued as The Sacred Mountain) is a 1973 cult film directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky who also participated as actor, composer, set designer, and costume designer. The film was produced by The Beatles manager Allen Klein of ABKCO after Jodorowsky scored an underground phenomenon with El Topo and the acclaim of both John Lennon and George Harrison (Lennon and Yoko Ono put up production money). It was shown at various international film festivals in 1973, including Cannes, and limited screenings in New York and San Francisco.
The film is based on Ascent of Mount Carmel by St. John of the Cross and Mount Analogue by Rene Daumal, a student of G.I. Gurdjieff. In particular, much of Jodorowsky's visually psychedelic story follows the metaphysical thrust of Mount Analogue such as the climb to the Alchemist, the assembly of individuals with specific skills, the discovery of the mountain that unites Heaven and Earth "that cannot not exist" and symbolic...