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by Allan Fish

(Mexico 1973 112m) DVD1

Aka. La Montana Sagrada

The master seeks the disciple

p  Roberto Viskin, Alejandro Jodorowsky  d  Alejandro Jodorowsky  w  Alejandro Jodorowsky  ph  Rafael Corkidi  ed  Federico Landeros  m  Don Cherry, Ronald Frangipane, Alejandro Jodorowsky  art  Alejandro Jodorowsky

Horacio Salinas (thief), Alejandro Jodorowsky (alchemist), Zamira Saunders (written woman), Juan Ferrara (Fon), Adriana Page (Isla), Nicky Nichols (Berg), Bert Kleiner (Klen), Valerie Jodorowsky (Sel), Leticia Robles (bald woman #1), Ana de Sade (prostitute), Connie de la Mora (bald woman #2),

It was said to be John Lennon’s favourite film.  It’s arguably Alejandro Jodorowsky’s purest vision and will always come into discussions about the greatest surrealist films.  Jodorowsky’s surrealism was as far from Luis Buñuel’s as could be offered; indeed, only Fernando Arrabal perhaps came within hailing distance.  Jodorowsky’s surrealism is not playful, but it’s so layered and so, top use that overused paradox, deeply meaningless as to still leave one awe-struck.  This is surrealism as history lesson, as faith, as legend, as superstition, as social commentary; surrealism as a holy relic and as Excalibur rising from the sea. (more…)

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