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Poesía sin fin (2016)

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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14 July 2017 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$28,000, 14 July 2017, Limited Release

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$28,000, 14 July 2017
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Trivia

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: I have sold my devil to the soul!
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Alejandro Jodorowsky's fantastical portrayal of his own past continues...
20 March 2017 | by Mike_OlsonSee all my reviews

Alejandro Jodorowsky's visually-exaggerated fantastical portrayal of his own past continues, beginning by cleverly playing off imagery from the first film, THE DANCE OF REALITY (2013), and thus making it clear that this is an ongoing narrative.

In this case we see young boy Alejandro arriving in Santiago Chile with his strong-willed father and his mother with her unique form of communicating... There, he grows into a teenager and then a young man who discovers his greatest desire is to become a poet, against the wishes of his father. Leaving his family he seeks out other artists and the unhindered artist lifestyle. The unique characters he meets on his journey...well, that's a big part of the story.

There were a couple scenes in this film that seemed slightly self indulgent, which detracted from the feeling of complete pure story that I experienced with the first film. But that's not intended as a strong criticism of the entire film. It felt like a middle film in a trilogy sometimes feels, having it's points to make. Overall, it's an entertaining continuation and is at times emotionally powerful.

The original plan was to film five "memoirs" total...I hope he makes it to the end.


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