Harpur Cinema – Endless Poetry
February 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$4.00
Endless Poetry – Alejandro Jodorowsky – Chile/France/UK – 2016 – 128 min.
The director of cult films like El Topo and The Holy Mountain presents the second chapter of his cinematic memoirs. Young Alejandro, now in his twenties, decides to be a poet and discovers the art world of Santiago de Chile in the late 1940s. Besides a vociferating father and a mother singing all her lines, the film offers a gallery of characters reminiscent of Fellini. Bolstered by the exquisite cinematography of Christopher Doyle, the film is a feast for the eyes, a formidable and unbridled sensual spectacle, a “testament to the relentless energy and undimmed ingenuity of its creator” and “a world of hallucinatory artifice” (A.O. Scott, The New York Times).
Won: San Francisco International Film Festival, Best Narrative Feature.
Nominated: Locarno International Film Festival – Munich Film Festival – Cannes Film Festival