It unfurls like a hallucinogenic daydream
– The New York Times
To coincide with INTERVIEW Magazine’s April Issue, which features the director, Alejandro Jodorowsky, the Berlin Film Society presents a very special event at one of Berlin’s most exciting clubs: KATERHOLZIG!
Join us at Katerholzig for a complimentary drinks reception (doors open at 18:30) sponsored by the kind folks at SIERRA TEQUILA – the perfect accompaniment to this surreal, visually psychedelic film – before our exclusive screening of ‘THE HOLY MOUNTAIN’ (details of the film below…), which is followed by the Katerholzig After Party!
INTERVIEW Magazine will also be joining us and providing each guest with a free copy of the magazine, featuring the interview with the director.
The screening will be followed by an After Party (ticket includes entry, although only when staying in the venue straight after the film) at Katerholzig:
PLAYHOUSE NIGHT w/
Julien Bracht LIVE
ABOUT THE FILM
The scandal of the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, writer/director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s flood of sacrilegious imagery and existential symbolism in The Holy Mountain is a spiritual quest for enlightenment pitting illusion against truth. The Alchemist (Jodorowsky) assembles together a group of people from all walks of life to represent the planets in the solar system. The occult adept’s intention is to put his recruits through strange mystical rites and divest them of their worldly baggage before embarking on a trip to Lotus Island. There they ascend the Holy Mountain to displace the immortal gods who secretly rule the universe.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
The son of Jewish Ukrainian immigrants, Alejandro Jodorowsky was born in the north of Chile in 1929. Entering the theatre at an early age, Jodorowsky
eventually enrolled at the University of Chile, where he developed an interest in puppetry, poetry and mime.
In 1968, Jodorowsky shot his first feature film ‘Fando Y Lis’ in Mexico. The film provoked a riot when it debuted at the 1968 Acapulco Film Festival. However, it was ‘El Topo’ (1971), hailed by John Lennon as a masterpiece, which catapulted Jodorowsky’s career, starting the Midnight Movies phenomenon. In 1973, ‘The Holy Mountain’ premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and is still considered today his most daring film.