In a Chilean little town, the son of an uprooted couple, formed by a rigorous communist father and a loving but weak mother, tries to pave his own path in a society that does not understand their Jewish-Ukrainian origins.
A former circus artist escapes from a mental hospital to rejoin his armless mother - the leader of a strange religious cult - and is forced to enact brutal murders in her name as he becomes "her arms".
Hollywood studios would only let Alejandro Jodorowsky make the film provided that it would be 1h 50 mins long. Jodorowsky declined, stating that he wanted to make approximately a 15 hour long film. See more »
I wanted a musical group for every planet. Pink Floyd. They will make the music for Leto. Pink Floyd have a record, Dark Side of the Moon. For me, that is the human being, like the moon. One side is brilliant, light. And the other side, who is black, the unconscious, what is mysterious, what is deep.
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A most enjoyable documentary with no previous knowledge needed
Before watching Jodorowsky's Dune I have seen only 2 movies from the director however instead of a feeling of lack I appreciated the other movie footage and background on Jodorowsky's life and works. It isn't mostly what about but how Jodorowsky talks during the movie that shows the ways of how a great mind functions. The movie's settings remind of a play with minimalist theater as mostly characters are seen and heard speaking with no special effects or visuals but one can catch a glimpse of a circle of masters of several fields who need to come together for a masterpiece to be created. So much laughter and applause I have never heard during a documentary played in a cinema as this time. While the "Jodorowsky Marathon" was one of my first film festivals to visit in Budapest and was one of my first times in an art cinema, I plan to continue visiting such festivals and cinemas.
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