Mont Analogue (2001)
The film Mont Analogue is an encryption of the novel of the same name by René Daumal. Daumal’s text (published posthumously in 1952) has different references to philosophy and the history of religion and literature, and tells the story of a theory shared by a group of friends concerning the existence of a mountain - Mount Analogue – that equals the sum of all the mountains in the northern hemisphere put together. The expedition they set up confirms the existence of this mountain, as well as of a mysterious community that lives in its foothills, but Daumal’s death prevents us from knowing the outcome of their hike to the top. This unfinished tale has inspired numerous artworks, including Alejandro Jodorowsky’s 1973 film La montaña sagrada (The Holy Mountain).