La Montaña Sagrada (The Holy Mountain) (1973)
Directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky, The Holy Mountain is a visually psychedelic, and bizarrely beautiful look at Mexico’s sometimes haunting scenery. Banned in the US for 30 years, Jodorowsky’s cult film is taken from a distinctly spiritual angle, and is rooted in the dark elements of Mexico’s Spanish heritage. Spirituality, The Holy Mountain did get a little too psychedelic when LSD and magic mushrooms got involved (the film was part funded by The Beatles and Yoko Ono, yeah during ‘that period’). Couldn’t you tell? In this scene of ‘The Mexican Conquest,’ the pinnacle moment is reenacted by frogs and iguanas.