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Endless Poetry (2016)

Poesía Sin Fin (original title)
Unrated | | Biography, Drama, Fantasy | 14 July 2017 (USA)
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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 ... Enrique Lihn
Pamela Flores ... Sara / Stella Díaz Varín
Alejandro Jodorowsky ... Self
Jeremias Herskovits ... Alejandro Jodorowsky as a child
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:
Rony Ancavilu Rony Ancavilu ... Alberto Rubio
Julia Avedaño Julia Avedaño ... Pequeñita
Kaori Ito Kaori Ito ... Cana - The Japanese Dancer
Carlos Leay Carlos Leay ... Ángel de la muerte
Hugo Marín Hugo Marín ... Old Servant of Café Iris
Agustín Moya ... Enrique Lihn's Father
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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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Trivia

This is the second of the five memoirs Alejandro Jodorowsky plans to shoot, the first one being The Dance of Reality (2013). See more »

Goofs

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. However, both this and The Dance of Reality have anachronisms on purpose. 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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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, there's a message for everyone who contributed to the Kickstarter campaign. Then, a scene from the movie is re-shown. See more »

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More bogus Jodorowsky autobiography
18 August 2016 | by MozjoukineSee all my reviews

There's hope for the return of Jodo in the first scenes, where the real street is transformed by roll down monochrome photo mural drapes into the street of his youth and we see the child in the shop where his dinero-dominated dad encourages him to put the boot into shop lifters, stripping them naked in the street while his singing mum creates strawberry sponge cakes like the one her brother choked on for her tortured mum.

However it soon becomes obvious that we are in for two hours plus of not very clever ideas punctuated by some striking images in Christopher Doyle's brilliant colours and some kinky sex that loses it's shock impact at this length. Concepts - the broken mirror,monochrome Cafe Iris, real Jodo's appearances, the bunraku black covered scenery changers, the circle of bohemian artists led by the pierette - come back not as motifs but as indications that the maker has run out of new ideas.

We get about half an hour of great material buried in the pretentious and increasingly un-funny stodge.


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14 July 2017 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$28,591, 16 July 2017

Gross USA:

$153,440

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$559,029
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