Chilean maverick Alejandro Jodorowsky came to the attention of the moviegoing public in the 1970s with a string of now iconic surrealist capers: Fando y Lis, El Topo and The Holy Mountain.
All three of these seminal works are being released as a Limited Edition Blu-ray set in March 2020 courtesy of the good folk at Arrow Films, with the 4K restorations of The Holy Mountain and Fando y Lis also returning to the big screen (on 24 January and 7 February respectively).
The his masterful and endlessly fascinating third feature, The Holy Mountain, the director himself stars as a mysterious guru known as The Alchemist, who leads a pilgrimage to the eponymous spiritual destination.
To celebrate the re-release of this essential cult oddity, we’re pleased to exclusively reveal the brand new trailer below.
Published 3 Jan 2020
By Jamie Mackay
The director’s documentary about “performance therapy” makes for uncomfortable, voyeuristic viewing.
Exploring the suggestive imagery and symbolic language in the director’s 1986 cult favourite.