The Holy Mountain
Alejandro Jodorowsky, Mexico-USA, 1973, 114 min

‘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 challenges along the mountain ascent. Daumal died before finishing his allegorical novel, and Jodorowsky’s improvised ending provides a clever way of completing the Work (symbolic and otherwise.)’WIKI


Hommage à l’ensemble de l’oeuvre d’Alexandro Jodorowsky
Du 29 mars au 2 avril 2011 (Montréal)