Film & TV

Legendary ‘Holy Mountain’ Director Returns With First Film in 23 Years

Film & TV

Legendary ‘Holy Mountain’ Director Returns With First Film in 23 Years

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If you ever went to liberal arts school and hung out with film students—or basically anyone—who loved to do pot, there’s a solid chance you’ve seen Holy Mountain or El Topo, Alejandro Jodorowsky’s acid trip allegories for death, mythology, violence, and all sorts of heavy topics embedded in dizzying imagery and truly idiosyncratic sensibility. Jodorowsky’s career makes for a very satisfying Wikipedia read, if you’ve got the time, but he hasn’t released a new movie since 1990’s The Rainbow Thief. Now, he returns in 2013 with The Dance of Reality, a “surreal vision” of his childhood in Chile. You can watch the first trailer below, and it teases as visceral of an experience as you might hope for: blood splattered over newspapers, children fighting each other, dogs dressed up as humans, and much more. Pot will help, I imagine. A release date hasn’t been set.