Films byTexts by Alejandro Jodorowsky
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Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1970, 125’

“It’s midnight mass at the Elgin. Cocteau’s Blood of a Poet has just ended, and the wait for El Topo is a brief grope for comfort before sinking back into fantastic stillness. The audience is young.

FILM
The Holy Mountain
Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1973, 114’

In a corrupt, greed-fueled world, a powerful alchemist leads a messianic character and seven materialistic figures to the Holy Mountain, where they hope to achieve enlightenment.

 

“You are excrement. You can turn yourself into gold.”

The Alchemist