The fragile Lia suffers from a deep depression. Her relationship with her boyfriend Viktor is getting worse and worse and in the last desperate attempt to cure herself, Lia goes to visit her old aunt Agata in her creepy 18th century villa.
A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a child, when he and his family were circus performers: he saw his father cut off the ... See full summary »
When the film premiered at the 1968 Acapulco Film Festival, the first screening erupted into a riot. Director Alejandro Jodorowsky had to leave the theatre by sneaking outside to a waiting limousine. When the crowd outside the theatre recognized him, the car was pelted with rocks. The following week, the film opened to sell-out crowds in Mexico City, but fights broke out in the audiences and the film was banned by the Mexican government. Jodorowsky himself was nearly deported and the scandal provided a lot of fodder for the Mexican newspapers. See more »
Once upon a time... a long, long time ago... there was a mystical city, Tar. And at that time all the cities were intact and flourishing, because the final war had not yet begun. When the great catastrophe occurred, all the cities crumbled... except Tar. Tar still exists. If you know where to look for it, you will find it. And when you get there you will be presented with wine and water and play with a gramophone. When you get there, you will help harvest grapes and you will pick ...
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Considered lost for nearly 30 years, FANDO & LIS had its world premiere at the 1968 Acapulco Film Festival. What should have marked the arrival of a new master of the surreal, instead degenerated into a full scale riot on the festival floor. The director barely escaped with his life and the festival was closed.
FANDO & LIS is a modern fable about two young people searching through a destroyed world for a mythic city called Tar where all their wishes will be fulfilled. Instead they are corrupted and driven mad.
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"FANDO & LIS is without question, one of the strangest, most bizarre and disturbing films on DVD I've ever seen. Or any other format for that matter. It makes ERASERHEAD look mainstream. I wish you could see me shaking my head from side to side in disbelief as I listen to this guy speak during the commentary."
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