FILM: The Holy Mountain
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About The Event
Join us for a unique, compelling and unforgettable filmic experience!
Fresh Perspectives presents The Holy Mountain, selected by Fresh Perspectives in response to Fabrica’s summertime exhibition, Kiosk by Wolfgang Weileder; a new architectural sculpture that integrates the materials of one religious community (Christian) with the iconography of another (Islamic). Through this artwork Weileder explores traditional and contemporary attitudes to sacred space and its architectural language.
The Holy Mountain (Spanish: La montaña sagrada) is a 1973 Mexican surreal - fantasy film directed, written, produced, co-scored, co-edited by and starring Alejandro Jodorowsky, who also participated as a set designer and costume designer on the film.
A unique cult-classic, The Holy Mountain is still considered one of the most captivating films on the subject of spirituality and the occult to this day.
Counteracting the calmness of Kiosk, The Holy Mountain gives at times a confounding and disturbing experience, filled with alchemical illusions, tarot symbols, existential ideas, explicit gore and violence, gratuitous nudity, sacrilegious imagery, and perverse beauty.
‘A plumply overripe fruit of the counterculture, dripping with the juices of spiritual rebellion, semi-comic posturing, consciousness-raising and all-around freakiness. Hardly a moment passes in this movie without a situationist display of outrageousness; it is a dream tableau of the weird and occasionally wonderful.’ - Peter Bradshaw, Guardian