Alejandro Jodorowsky Gets Personal in U.S. Trailers for ‘Endless Poetry’

Written by on June 9, 2017 

Endless Poetry

Best known for his surrealist masterpieces El Topo and The Holy Mountain in the early 1970s, Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky finally returned to directing a few years ago and now he’s back with another feature this year. Endless Poetry is the second part of a planned five-part series, which we said it “heralds the madcap hippie director as a master of a deeply personal magic-realist genre, effortlessly moving as it is psychologically and artistically rich.”

Now set for a release this July, a pair of trailers have arrived, along with a beautiful poster for the film which depicts Jodorowsky’s time in Chile in the 1940s when he had poetic aspirations. We also said in our review, “Influences of Fellini are particularly present (strong women, performance, the circus) and perhaps Jodorowsky has taken some influence, too, from Almodóvar with his over-the-top characters and an open-minded view on sexuality.” Check out both previews below.

Through renowned father of the midnight movies Alejandro Jodorowsky’s intensely personal lens, ENDLESS POETRY tells the story of his years spent as an aspiring poet in Chile in the 1940’s. Against the wishes of his authoritarian father, the 20 year-old Alejandro Jodorowsky (Adan Jodorowsky, Alejandro’s son), leaves home to pursue his dream of becoming a poet, and is introduced into the bohemian and artistic inner circle of Santiago where he meets Enrique Lihn (Leandro Taub), Stella Diaz Varín (Pamela Flores), Nicanor Parra (Felipe Rios), all unknown at the time, but who would later become driving forces of twentieth century Hispanic literature. Living with these inspirational artists, Jodorowsky’s exploration of his inner feelings takes him on a journey of sensual experimentation leading him to realize his innermost desires and passions. Continuing the autobiographical story he began in THE DANCE OF REALITY, ENDLESS POETRY is 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 existence to creating spiritual and artistic awareness, told through Jodorowsky’s unique surreal and psychedelic visual language.

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Endless Poetry opens on July 14.


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