“The Holy Mountain” 1973, Mexico/USA, Alexandro Jodorowsky, 114 min.
“The scandal of the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, writer/director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s flood of sacrilegious imagery and existential symbolism is a spiritual quest for enlightenment pitting illusion against truth. The Alchemist (Jodorowsky) assembles together a group of people from all walks of life to represent the planets in the solar system. The occult adept’s intention is to put his recruits through strange mystical rites and divest them of their wordly baggage before embarking on a trip to Lotus Island. There they ascend the Holy Mountain to displace the immortal gods who secretly rule the universe.” –Alan Jones
Introduced by Igor Satanovsky
Igor Satanovsky (born in Kiev, Ukraine, 1969) is a bilingual Russian-American poet and visual artist who moved to the United States in 1989. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies on both sides of the Atlantic. He is a senior book designer at Sterling Publishing and a co-editor of Novaya Kozha, a Russian-language literary and arts magazine (New York – Moscow).

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