In search of Mount Analogue

Starting March 2, 2024

René Daumal’s Le Mont Analogue is the story of a journey to an impossible destination: the summit of a mysterious mountain in the southern hemisphere, sometimes called Olympus, Sinai or Meru. Because of its quest for the ineffable and its unfinished nature (the novel ends in the middle of a sentence), adapting the text is a goal comparable to that summit that can only be approached, never reached. From 27 February, the Ballet Opéra Pantomime (BOP) company sets off in search of Mont Analogue in a show at Espace Go combining dance, theatre and music. Cinéma Public is taking this opportunity to present a series of three films, including two based on the novel: La montagne sacrée (1973), Alejandro Jodorowsky’s superbly hermetic classic, and The Invisible Mountain (2021), a psychedelic work by avant-garde filmmaker Ben Russell. The third, Béla Tarr and Ágnes Hranitzky’s masterpiece Les harmonies Werckmeister (2000), inspired the production of the show.

Le Mont Analogue at Espace Go
From February 27 to March 10, 2024

In collaboration with Ballet Opéra Pantomime

In search of Mount Analogue

La montagne sacrée

A thief meets a spiritual teacher who introduces him to seven wealthy and powerful individuals, each representing a planet in the solar system. Together they begin a pilgrimage to the Holy Mountain, in order to displace the gods who live there and become immortal.

Alejandro Jodorowsky
Mexico, United States

language: Spanish, English
subtitles: French

113 min

In search of Mount Analogue

Les harmonies Werckmeister

One day, a mysterious circus—complete with an enormous whale and a shadowy figure known as the Prince—arrives in a village and awakens a kind of madness in the citizens.

Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky
Hungary, Germany, Italy, France

language: Hungarian
subtitles: French

145 min

In search of Mount Analogue

The Invisible Mountain

A hallucinatory portrait of a man traveling from Finland to Greece in search of the utopian summit described in René Daumal’s Mount Analogue – a mountain floating in the sea.

Ben Russell
United States

language: English, Finnish
subtitles: English

83 min

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