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March 28th – April 2nd, 2017 / Cinema Muzeul Țăranului & Cinema Elvire Popesco / the 7th edition

Quinzaine Cannes - Alejandro Jodorowsky

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Quinzaine Cannes - Alejandro Jodorowsky

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ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY
The second in the artist's proposed cycle of five cinematic memoirs (the first was The Dance of Reality, screened at BIEFF 2014 in a Special Jodorowsky Focus Programme), Endless Poetry portrays Alejandro Jodorowsky’s young adulthood, set in the 1940s and 50s, in the electric capital city of Santiago. There, he decides to become a poet and is introduced, by destiny, into the foremost bohemian and artistic circle of the time. He meets Enrique Lihn, Stella Diaz Varín, Nicanor Parra and many others of the country’s young, promising and unknown artists who would later become the titans of Latin America's literature. Endless Poetry is a tale of poetic experimentation; the story of a unique youth that lived as not many before them had dared: sensually, authentically, freely, madly.
 
"Now, well into his 80s, Jodorowsky has managed to reinvent himself in the most spectacular and unlikely way. Endless Poetry is a work of transporting charm and feeling. It’s the most accessible movie the director has ever made, and it may also be the best." (Owen Gleiberman, Variety)
 
"Cult filmmaker and psychomagic ‘guru’ Alejandro Jodorowsky lives up to his reputation with Endless Poetry, a film that crosses over the border from surrealism to action without ever deviating from his central thread, and speaks to people who are new to symbolism just as well as it does to the crowd that is well-versed in the structures and strange characters it produces." (Fabien Lemercier, Cineuropa)
 
"Alejandro Jodorowsky has found a terrific new surge of energy in his 80s with a richly enjoyable autobiographical movie trilogy, as crazy as a laudanum dream." (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian)