Alejandro Jodorowsky's mystical magnum opus, The Holy Mountain, established the Chilean cult filmmaker as the preeminent author of surrealist cinema and caused strong controversy during the 1973 Cannes Film Festival due to its sacrilegious imagery and raw existential symbolism.
In this mystical masterpiece, Jodorowsky himself plays the role of The Alchemist, a guru who guides a group of pilgrims, each representing a planet in the solar system, on a magical quest to Lotus Island where they must climb the Holy Mountain in search of spiritual enlightenment.
With The Holy Mountain, Jodorowsky elevated his psychedelic, allegorical mastery to a new level. Grotesque, transgressive, and hypnotizing, this classic, made with the help of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, remains a mind-expanding excursion into the meaning of earthly riches and immortality and still serves as a counter-culture influence on artists as diverse as Peter Gabriel, Erykah Badu, and Marina Abramovic, as well as filmmakers such as David Lynch and Nicolas Winding Refn.
Using the original 35mm negative, this 4K restoration was restored to its original aspect ratio with improved, original surround sound audio and was created under Jodorowsky's supervision to celebrate the 50th anniversary and definitive presentation of his legendary magnum opus.