WIFF | FILMS

ENDLESS POETRY

Review

Director:

Alejandro Jodorowsky

Genre:

Fantasy

Country:

Chile/UK/France

Rated:

UNRATED

Year:

2016

Language:

Spanish/French/English

Runtime:

128 Minutes

Description:

Endless Poetry tells the story of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s years spent as an aspiring poet in Chile in the 1940's. Against the wishes of his authoritarian father, the 20 year-old Jodorowsky gives up his medical studies and leaves home to pursue his dream of becoming a poet. He is introduced into the bohemian and artistic inner circle of Santiago where he meets other artists, 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. The story is told through Jodorowsky's unique surreal and psychedelic visual language.

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