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THE HOLY MOUNTAIN

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Directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky
Mexico, 1973
Fantasy, Adventure, Drama
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Synopsis

An alchemist gathers together a group of people to represent the planets in the solar system. The man’s intention is to put his recruits through strange mystical rites before embarking on a trip to Lotus Island. There they ascend the Holy Mountain to displace the gods who secretly rule the universe.

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Financed by John and Yoko (!), The Holy Mountain is an incendiary, surrealist, sacrilegious satire that outraged Cannes in 1973. Infused with tarot imagery, alchemical mysticism, and countercultural freakery, it’s a lucid dream that lodges itself directly in the subconscious—and there it stays.

Synopsis

An alchemist gathers together a group of people to represent the planets in the solar system. The man’s intention is to put his recruits through strange mystical rites before embarking on a trip to Lotus Island. There they ascend the Holy Mountain to displace the gods who secretly rule the universe.

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The Holy MountainDirected byAlejandro Jodorowsky
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Cannes Film Festival
1973

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