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Poesía sin fin (2016)

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Surrealist filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky tells the story of himself as a young man becoming a poet in Chile, befriending other artists, and freeing himself from the limits of his youth.
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Credited cast:
Adan Jodorowsky ... Alejandro Jodorowsky
Brontis Jodorowsky ... Jaime Jodorowsky
Leandro Taub Leandro Taub ... Enrique Lihn
Pamela Flores Pamela Flores ... Sara / Stella Díaz Varín
Alejandro Jodorowsky ... Himself
Jeremias Herskovits Jeremias Herskovits ... Alejandro Jodorowsky as a child
Julia Avendaño Julia Avendaño ... Pequeñita
Bastián Bodenhöfer Bastián Bodenhöfer ... General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo
Carolyn Carlson Carolyn Carlson ... Maria Lefevre, tarot reader
Ali Ahmad Sa'Id Esber Ali Ahmad Sa'Id Esber ... Alejandro / Andrés Racz (as Adonis)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kaori Ito Kaori Ito
Carlos Leay Carlos Leay ... Ángel de la muerte
Hugo Marín Hugo Marín
Felipe Pizarro Sáenz De Urtury Felipe Pizarro Sáenz De Urtury ... Hugo Marín Joven
Felipe Ríos Felipe Ríos ... Nicanor Parra
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Through Alejandro Jodorowsky's autobiographical lens, Endless Poetry narrates the years of the Chilean artist's youth during which he liberated himself from all of his former limitations, from his family, and was introduced into the foremost bohemian artistic circle of 1940s Chile where he met Enrique Lihn, Stella Díaz Varín, Nicanor Parra... at the time promising young but unknown artists who would later become the titans of twentieth-century Hispanic literature. He grew inspired by the beauty of existence alongside these beings, exploring life together, authentically and freely. A tribute to Chile's artistic heritage, Endless Poetry is also an ode to the quest for beauty and inner truth, as a universal force capable of changing one's life forever, written by a man who has dedicated his life and career to creating spiritual and artistic awareness across the globe. Written by Le Soleil Films

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Spanish | French | English

Release Date:

14 July 2017 (USA) See more »

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Endless Poetry See more »

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Santiago, Chile See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$28,000, 14 July 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$28,000, 14 July 2017
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Veteran Chilean actress Peggy Cordero died during the making of this film. See more »

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Alejandro leaves his parents and moves in with the two girls in the 1940's. You can see a Terracotta Army sculpture in the corner of his room, but the Terracotta Army was only discovered on 29 March 1974. See more »

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Alejandro as a child: [to his father's image] I no longer see the world through your eyes.
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The most beautiful film in Cannes and Locarno
18 August 2016 | by ashleymolco-63511See all my reviews

There is no doubt that Poesía Sin Fin represents the highest and most astounding manifestation of Jodorowsky's cinematic work.

The Film is a pure, honest and unpretentious expression of the director's youth. It is a journey which takes us by the hand and invites us to see the world differently, through the eyes of the poet ; for whom the possibility of a Life filled with drive, desire, wonder and ultimately, freedom, liberated him from the person he was not.

A must-see masterpiece rich with many many layers of interpretation ; from the most naive youth-driven imaginary to the deepest most mature form of reflection and expression.

Cinema that heals, cinema that explores, cinema that inspires, truly and deeply.


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