Presented by: New Zealand International Film Festival

Endless Poetry

31 July 2016

ITR Auditorium


Chile/France/Japan 2016
Alejandro Jodorowsky
In Spanish with English subtitles

A young man dives into the artistic life of 40s Santiago and pursues a dream of becoming a poet, in this carnivalesque memoir from the perennially youthful great-grandfather of cult cinema, 87-year-old Alejandro (El Topo) Jodorowsky.

“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. Jodorowsky is on record as saying that his favorite filmmaker is Federico Fellini, and indeed, the ghost of Fellini hovers overEndless Poetry in more ways than one can count… But more than that, it has an ingratiatingly wide-eyed and adventurous autobiographical hero, Alejandro Jodorowsky (played by the filmmaker’s youngest son, Adan Jodorowsky), who meshes with the bohemian enclave of Santiago in the 40s and 50s and wanders through this nightworld of sex and art and passion and destruction with a fervour of discovery…

Endless Poetry is still very much a Jodorowsky film, dotted with his trademark phantasmagorical conceits, which are like candified bursts of comic-book magic realism. Yet more than any previous Jodorowsky opus, it’s also a work of disciplined and touching emotional resonance.” — Owen Glieberman, Variety

“[It] heralds [Jodorowsky] as a master of a deeply personal magic-realist genre, effortlessly moving as it is psychologically and artistically rich.” — Ed Frankl,The Film Stage

Running Times:
Times are approx. and subject to change at any time.

Box Office Open: 1 Hour Prior to first session of the day
Auditorium Doors Open: 15 Minutes prior to film (Approx)
Duration: 128 Minutes
Box Office Close: 30 Minutes after last film starts

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