Fantasia + Mexico Revolucion! present 35mm screenings of Jodorowsky’s EL TOPO + THE HOLY MOUNTAIN!

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution, Les Semaines des Cinémas Nationaux in collaboration with Fantasia present rare 35mm prints of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s legendary cult films EL TOPO and HOLY MOUNTAIN.

Saturday November 20, 9pm (FST, digital)
Monday November 22, 9pm (EST, 35mm)
Wednesday November 24, 9pm (EST, 35mm)

Jodorowsky’s violent allegorical western has been a cult staple since its screen debut in 1971. Jodorowsky himself stars as the titular gunslinger who sets off with his young son to avenge his wife’s murder, and goes on a surreal hero’s journey where he meets limbless mystics, lesbian sadists, cave-dwellers and religious iconoclasts. Absolutely essential viewing, especially alongside its more overtly lysergic companion piece THE HOLY MOUNTAIN!

EL TOPO at Cinéma du Parc from yuri cesar on Vimeo.

Sunday November 21, 9:15pm (FST, digital)
Tuesday November 23, 9pm (OEV, 35mm)
Thursday November 25, 9pm (OEV, 35mm)

The Holy Mountain was Alejandro Jodorowsky‘s dizzying elegy to the sex, drugs and spiritual awakening of the late 1960s and early 1970s — a suitably bizarre follow-up to his El Topo (1971). Fascinating although it only fitfully makes sense, The Holy Mountain is beautifully shot and designed, and it suggests what might have resulted if Luis Buñuel, Michelangelo Antonioni, and George Romero had all dropped acid and made a movie together. A Christ-like vagrant and thief wanders through a perverse and unfriendly land until he encounters an enlightened one, who gathers the thief and six of the world’s most powerful individuals for a spiritual pilgrimage. If you want to see the conquest of Mexico re-enacted by reptiles, soldiers shoot innocent people as birds fly from their wounds, and a wizard turn feces into gold, this is the movie for you.” (Mark Deming)

Holy Mountain at Cinema du Parc from yuri cesar on Vimeo.

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