Synopsis

Legendary cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky (The Holy Mountain, El Topo) reimagines his youth spent as an aspiring poet in the surreal and breathlessly inventive Endless Poetry. In 1940s Santiago de Chile, 20-year-old “Alejandrito” Jodorowsky vows to become a poet against the will of his disciplinarian father. Leaving home, he is introduced to the inner circle of the artistic and intellectual avant-garde of the time, meeting Enrique Lihn, Stella Diaz, Nicanor Parra and many other promising young writers who will become the masters of Latin America’s modern literature. Immersed in a world of poetic experimentation, they live together as few have dared to live before: sensually, authentically, freely, madly. Continuing the autobiographical exploration begun in The Dance of Reality, Endless Poetry is a euphoric and unadulterated portrayal of artistic exuberance told through Jodorowsky’s dreamlike and kaleidoscopic visual language.

Director

Alejandro Jodorowsky

Details

Original title: Poesía sin fin Production year: 2016 DVD catalogue number: ART814DVD Blu-ray catalogue number: ART202BD

Awards

Official selection, 2016 Cannes Film Festival




On now on DVD, Blu-ray & on demand

GENRE: Drama, Biography, Fantasy

CERTIFICATE: 15

DIRECTOR: Alejandro Jodorowsky

DURATION: 128 Mins

COUNTRIES: France, Chile

AWARDS:
Official selection, 2016 Cannes Film Festival

Where to watch

Videos


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Reviews


  • “Bursting with gusto and energy”

    Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian


  • “This episodic rite of passage is staged with innovative bravura”

    David Parkinson, Empire


  • “Funny, touching and insightful... full of curiosity and energy”

    Hannah McGill, The List


  • “Arthouse with a capital ‘a’”

    Tara Brady, The Irish Times


  • “Mixing meta-theatre, existentialism and an infectious joie de vivre, this is both darkly hilarious and deliciously surreal”

    Tim Coleman, Total Film


  • “Powerful”

    Trevor Johnston, Time Out

Articles

Alejandro Jodorowsky

Interview with The Irish Times

Director Alejandro Jodorowsky

Interview with 52 Insights

Jodorowsky

Interview with BBC Radio 4

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