There are few visual stylists that operate on the level of Alejandro Jodorowsky. For decades, Jodorowsky has been bringing his fantabulous and surrealist visions to the screen with movies like The Holy Mountain and El Topo. Now, at the tender age of 87, the wild style of Jodorowsky returns to the screen with Endless Poetry.
Once again, as he did with his last feature The Dance of Reality, Jodorowsky is traversing in the terrain of autobiography with the story of his youth growing up in Chile in the 1940s with his strict father. Endless Poetry debuted last year at the Cannes Film Festival and the reaction was as enthusiastic as could be expected for the latest work of Alejandro Jodorowsky.
What is sure to be a visual feast of color and style is coming to theaters with a release by Abkco Films, opening in New York at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema and in Los Angeles at the Nuart Theater on July 14th. Endless Poetry will then roll out to other cities starting on July 24th. Which brings us to the two trailers released for Jodorowsky’s Endless Poetry, that highlight the uncompromising vision of one of cinema’s most distinct auteurs. Nobody crafts a tale like Alejandro Jodorowsky, and film lovers across the world can celebrate another fantastic piece of cinema with the impending release of Endless Poetry.
The official synopsis for Endless Poetry:
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.