Alejandro Jodorowsky

Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Cast: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Horacio Salinas, Zamira Saunders
Country: Mexico, United States
Year: 1973
Running time: 114 minutes
Territory: Benelux
Format: 4K DCP
Language: Spanish, English
Subtitle options: English, Dutch

Alejandro Jodorowsky’s mystical magnum opus The Holy Mountain firmly established the Chilean filmmaker as an auteur of Surrealist Cinema and sparked serious controversy at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival due to its sacrilegious imagery and raw existential symbolism. In this mystical masterpiece Jodorowsky himself plays The Alchemist, a guru who guides a troupe of pilgrims, each representing the planets in the solar system, on a magical quest to Lotus Island where they must ascend the Holy Mountain in search of spiritual enlightenment.

The Holy Mountain takes Jodorowsky’s psychedelic allegorical mastery to another level. Grotesque, transgressive and hypnotizing, it remains a mind-bending excursion into the meaning of earthly wealth and immortality and still serves as a counter-cultural influence on artists as diverse as Peter Gabriel, Erykah Badu and Marina Abramovic, as well as filmmakers such as David Lynch and Nicolas Winding Refn.

Using the original negative, this painstaking 4K transfer was restored in the original aspect ratio, with enhanced original surround-sound audio, and supervised and approved by Mr. Jodorowsky to celebrate the 50th anniversary and the definitive presentation of his legendary magnum opus.


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