Wheel of Time (2003)

This documentary is about a Buddhist monk ordainment festival that takes place in Bodh Gaya, India and in some place in Austria.  Herzog takes the viewer through the long journey to the festival (at the site of the Buddha’s enlightenment) and to various other important locations.  One monk had traveled for 6-7 years straight, making the journey by prostrations.  While Herzog only encounters this particular … Continue reading Wheel of Time (2003)

The Holy Mountain (1973)

Alejandro Jodorowsky’s presentation of the absurdities of religion (and modern life/capitalism) in The Holy Mountain was an enjoyable find for me.  A memorable scene was reminiscient of one of my absolute favorite films of all time: Fellini’s La Dolce Vita (1960).  In The Holy Mountain, Jodorowsky’s play on the Jesus Christ Superstar-esque commodification of the image of Christ leads the viewer to a point at … Continue reading The Holy Mountain (1973)