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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 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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$28,000, 14 July 2017, Limited Release

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$28,000, 14 July 2017
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This is the second of the five memoirs Alejandro Jodorowsky plans to shoot, the first one being La danza de la realidad (2013). 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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Lovers of Jodorowsky rejoice! Beware everyone else
19 August 2016 | by sossevarvoSee all my reviews

Endless Poetry is absolutely, incessantly, unceremoniously weird, but kind of astonishing. In other words, a typical Jodorowsky film. Continuing his saga of semi-autobiographical films, this tells the tale of Jodorowsky in youth discovering the power of poetry and living out a culturally enriched, eccentric fantasy. T he film is immediately arresting, by virtue of its strangeness. People in black suits appear to take items out of characters hands at random moments across the film. One of the characters sings every line she has, for no explicable reason. There is so much imagery packed into each frame that any attempt to understand their meaning is pointless. Endless Poetry is amovie that most people would probably not have the patience for. Under objective terms, it verges on incoherent, pretentious, unintentionally funny and flagrantly self-aggrandising (imagine if Scorsese, Nolan or even David O'Russell decided to make a trilogy of films about their own lives) where very little makes sense. But Jodorowsky films defy categorisation. There's this peculiar, unique spell the film takes on where a minority of the audience will become enraptured in the pure strangeness, as well as Jodorowsky's infectious enthusiasm and "joie de vivre" that pours out of every frame.

Being a Jodorowsky fan I enjoyedthis, but this film is certainly not for every one. However if you arelooking for something incredibly different to watch, perhaps you willfind the endearing, beautiful, non-hagiographic ode to life that i found, or you will hate it and switch it off after ten minutes. For me, anyway, it was a film that offered many rewards, especially as Jodorowsky is a filmmaker so wondrously unique that anything he makes is immediately compelling.


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