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Alejandro Jodorowsky is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Editor, Production Design, Costume Design, Sound and Thanks Chilien born on 17 february 1929 at Tocopilla (Chili)

Alejandro Jodorowsky

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Birth name Alejandro Jodorowsky
Nationality Chili
Birth 17 february 1929 (90 years) at Tocopilla (Chili)

Alejandro Jodorowsky ([aleˈxandɾo xoðoˈɾofski]; born 17 February 1929) is a Chilean-French filmmaker, playwright, actor, author, musician, comics writer and spiritual guru. Best known for his avant-garde films, he has been "venerated by cult cinema enthusiasts" for his work which "is filled with violently surreal images and a hybrid blend of mysticism and religious provocation."

Born to Jewish Ukrainian parents in Chile, Jodorowsky experienced an unhappy and alienated childhood, and so immersed himself in reading and writing poetry. Dropping out of college, he became involved in theater and in particular mime, working as a clown before founding his own theater troupe, the Teatro Mimico, in 1947. Moving to Paris in the early 1950s, Jodorowsky studied mime under Étienne Decroux before turning to cinema, directing the short film Les têtes interverties in 1957. From 1960 he divided his time between Paris and Mexico City, in the former becoming a founding member of the anarchistic avant-garde Panic Movement of performance artists. In 1966 he created his first comic strip, Anibal 5, whilst in 1967 he directed his first feature film, the surrealist Fando y Lis, which caused a huge scandal in Mexico, eventually being banned.

His next film, the acid western El Topo (1970), became a hit on the midnight movie circuit in the United States, considered as the first-ever midnight cult film, leading rockstar John Lennon to provide Jodorowsky with $1 million to finance his next film. The result was The Holy Mountain (1973), a surrealist exploration of western esotericism. Disagreements with the film's distributor Allen Klein, however, led to both The Holy Mountain and El Topo failing to gain widespread distribution, although both became classics on the underground film circuit.

After a botched attempt at filming Frank Herbert's novel Dune, Jodorowsky produced three more films, the family film Tusk (1980), the surrealist horror Santa Sangre (1989) and the failed blockbuster The Rainbow Thief (1990). Since then, his attempts at producing further films have not come to fruition. Meanwhile, he has simultaneously written a series of science fiction comic books, most notably The Incal (1981–1989), which has been described as having a claim to be "the best comic book" ever written, but also Technopriests and Metabarons. Accompanying this, he has also written books and regularly lectures on his own spiritual system, which he calls "psychomagic" and "psychoshamanism" and which borrows from his interests in alchemy, the Tarot, Zen Buddhism and shamanism.
His son Cristóbal has followed his teachings on psychoshamanism. This work is captured in the feature documentary Quantum Men, directed by Carlos Serrano Azcona. Alejandro is also the father of musician Adan Jodorowsky or Adanowsky.

Biography

Early years (1929–1952)
Jodorowsky was born in 1929 in the coastal town of Tocopilla, Chile, to parents who were Jewish immigrants from Yekaterinoslav (act. Dnipropetrovsk), Elisavetgrad (act. Kirovohrad) and other Ukrainian cities of the Russian Empire. His father, Jaime Jodorowsky Groismann, was a merchant who was largely abusive to his wife Sara Felicidad, at one time accused her of flirting with a customer. Angered, he subsequently beat and raped her, getting her pregnant, which led to the birth of Alejandro. Because of this brutal conception, Sara both hated her husband and disliked her son, telling him that "I cannot love you" and rarely showing him tenderness. Alejandro also had an elder sister, but disliked her for he believed that she was selfish, doing "everything to expel me from the family so that she could be the centre of attention." Alongside his dislike for his family, he also held contempt for many of the local people, who viewed him as an outsider because of his status as the son of immigrants, and also for the American mining industrialists who worked locally and treated the Chilean people badly. It was this treatment at the hands of Americans that led to his later condemnation of American imperialism and neo-colonialism in Latin America in several of his films. Nonetheless he liked his local area, and was greatly unhappy when he was forced to leave it aged nine years old, something he blamed his father for. His family subsequently moved to the city of Santiago, Chile.

He immersed himself in reading, and also began writing poetry, having his first poem published when he was sixteen years old, alongside associating with such Chilean poets as Nicanor Parra and Enrique Lihn. Becoming interested in the political ideology of anarchism, he began attending college, studying psychology and philosophy, but stayed for only two years. After dropping out, and having an interest in theatre and particularly mime, he took up employment as a clown in a circus and began a career as a theatre director. Meanwhile, in 1947 he founded his own theatrical troupe, the Teatro Mimico, who by 1952 had fifty members, and the following year he wrote his first play, El Minotaura (The Minotaur). Nonetheless, Jodorowsky felt that there was little for him left in Chile, and so that year he moved to Paris, France.


France, Mexico and Fando y Lis (1953–1969)
It was whilst in Paris that Jodorowsky began studying mime with Etienne Decroux and joined the troupe of one of Decroux's students, Marcel Marceau. It was with Marceau’s troupe that he went on a world tour, and he wrote several routines for the group, including 'The Cage' and 'The Mask Maker'. After this, he returned to theatre directing, working on the music hall comeback of Maurice Chevalier in Paris. In 1957, Jodorowsky turned his hand to film making, creating Les têtes interverties (The Severed Heads), a 20-minute adaptation of Thomas Mann’s novella. It consisted almost entirely of mime, and told the surreal story of a head-swapping merchant who helps a young man find courtship success. Jodorowsky himself played the lead role. The director Jean Cocteau admired the film, and wrote an introduction for it. It was considered lost, until a print was discovered in 2006.



In 1960, Jodorowsky moved to Mexico, where he settled down in Mexico City. Nonetheless, he continued to return occasionally to France, on one occasion visiting the surrealist artist André Breton, but he was disillusioned in that he felt Breton had become somewhat conservative in his old age. Continuing his interest in surrealism, in 1962 he founded the Panic Movement along with Fernando Arrabal and Roland Topor. The movement aimed to go beyond the conventional surrealist ideas by embracing absurdism, and its members refused to take themselves seriously, whilst laughing at those critics who did. In 1966 he produced his first comic strip, Anibal 5, which was related to the Panic Movement. The following year he created a new feature film, Fando y Lis, loosely based on a play written by Fernando Arrabal, who was working with Jodorowsky on performance art at the time. Fando y Lis premiered at the 1968 Acapulco Film Festival, where it instigated a riot amongst those objecting to the film's content and it was subsequently banned in Mexico.

It was in Mexico City that he encountered Ejo Takata (1928–1997), a Zen Buddhist monk who had studied at the Horyuji and Shofukuji monasteries in Japan before traveling to Mexico via the United States in 1967 to spread Zen. Jodorowsky became a disciple of Takata, and offered his own house to be turned into a zendo. Subsequently Takata attracted other disciples around him, who spent their time in meditation and the study of koans. Eventually, Takata instructed Jodorowsky that he had to learn more about his feminine side, and so he went and befriended the English surrealist Leonora Carrington who had recently moved to Mexico.


El Topo and The Holy Mountain (1970–1974)
In 1970, Jodorowsky released the film El Topo, which is sometimes known in English as The Mole, which he had both directed and starred in. An acid western, El Topo tells the story of a wandering Mexican bandit and gunslinger, El Topo (played by Jodorowsky himself), who is on a search for spiritual enlightenment, taking his young son along with him. Along the way, he violently confronts a number of other individuals, before finally being killed himself and being resurrected to live within a community of deformed people who are trapped inside a mountain cave. Describing the work, he stated that "I ask of film what most North Americans ask of psychedelic drugs. The difference being that when one creates a psychedelic film, he need not create a film that shows the visions of a person who has taken a pill; rather, he needs to manufacture the pill." Knowing how Fando y Lis had caused such a scandal in Mexico, Jodorowsky decided not to release El Topo there, instead focusing on its release in other countries across the world, including Mexico’s northern neighbour, the United States. It was in New York City where the film would play as a "midnight movie" for several months at Ben Barenholtz's The Elgin cinema. It attracted the attention of rock musician and counter-cultural figure John Lennon, who thought very highly of it, and convinced the president of The Beatles' company Apple Corps, Allen Klein, to distribute it in the United States.

Klein also agreed to give Jodorowsky $1 million to go towards creating his next film. The result was The Holy Mountain, released in 1973. It has been suggested that The Holy Mountain may have been inspired by René Daumal's surrealist novel Mount Analogue. The Holy Mountain was another complex, multi-part story that featured a man credited as "The Thief" and equated with Jesus Christ, a mystical alchemist played by Jodorowsky, seven powerful business people representing seven of the planets (Venus and the six planets from Mars to Pluto), a religious training regimen of spiritual rebirth, and a quest to the top of a holy mountain for the secret of immortality. During the completion of The Holy Mountain, Jodorowsky received spiritual training from Oscar Ichazo of the Arica School, who encouraged him to take LSD and guided him through the subsequent psychedelic experience. Around the same time (2 November 1973), Jodorowsky participated in an isolation tank experiment conducted by John Lilly.

Shortly thereafter, Allen Klein demanded that Jodorowsky create a film adaptation of Pauline Réage's classic novel of female masochism, Story of O. Klein had promised this adaptation to various investors. Jodorowsky, who had discovered feminism during the filming of The Holy Mountain, refused to make the film, going so far as to leave the country to escape directing duties. In retaliation, Allen Klein made El Topo and The Holy Mountain, to which he held the rights, completely unavailable to the public for over 30 years. Jodorowsky frequently decried Klein's actions in interviews.

Soon after the release of The Holy Mountain, Jodorowsky gave a talk at the Teatro Julio Castillo, University of Mexico on the subject of koans (despite the fact that he had initially been booked on the condition that his talk would be about cinematography), at which Ejo Takata appeared. After the talk, Takata gave Jodorowsky his kyosaku, believing that his former student had mastered the art of understanding koans.


Dune and Tusk (1975–1980)
In December 1974, a French consortium led by Jean-Paul Gibon purchased the film rights to Frank Herbert’s epic 1965 science fiction novel Dune and asked Jodorowsky to direct a film version. In the role of the Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV, Jodorowsky planned to cast the surrealist artist Salvador Dalí, who requested a fee of $100,000 per hour. He also planned to cast Orson Welles as the Baron Vladimir Harkonnen; Welles only agreed when Jodorowsky offered to get his favourite gourmet chef to prepare his meals for him throughout the filming. The book's protagonist, Paul Atreides, was to be played by Jodorowsky's own son, Brontis Jodorowsky. The music would be composed by Pink Floyd, Magma, Henry Cow and Karlheinz Stockhausen. Jodorowsky set up a pre-production unit in Paris consisting of Chris Foss, a British artist who designed covers for science fiction publications, Jean Giraud (Moebius), a French illustrator who created and also wrote and drew for Metal Hurlant magazine, and H. R. Giger. Frank Herbert travelled to Europe in 1976 to find that $2 million of the $9.5 million budget had already been spent in pre-production, and that Jodorowsky's script would result in a 14-hour movie ("It was the size of a phonebook", Herbert later recalled). Jodorowsky took creative liberties with the source material, but Herbert said that he and Jodorowsky had an amicable relationship. The production for the film collapsed, and the rights for filming were sold once more, this time to Dino de Laurentiis, who employed the American filmmaker David Lynch to direct, creating the film Dune in 1984.

The entire process of attempting this production of Dune was covered by the documentary Jodorowsky's Dune. Shot by Frank Pavich circa 2011-2013, it premiered at the Director's Fortnight at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

After the collapse of the Dune project, Jodorowsky completely changed course and, in 1980, premiered his children's fable Tusk, shot in India. Taken from Reginald Campbell's novel Poo Lorn of the Elephants, the film explores the soul-mate relationship between a young British woman living in India and a highly prized elephant. The film exhibited little of the director's outlandish visual style and was never given wide release. Jodorowsky has since disowned the film.


Santa Sangre and The Rainbow Thief (1981–1990)
In 1982 Jodorowsky divorced his wife.

In 1989, Jodorowsky completed the Mexican-Italian production Santa sangre (Holy Blood). The film received limited theatrical distribution, putting Jodorowsky back on the cultural map despite its mixed critical reviews. Santa Sangre was a surrealist film with a plot similar to Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. It featured a protagonist who, as a child, saw his mother lose both her arms, and as an adult let his own arms act as hers, and so was forced to commit murders at her whim. Several of Jodorowsky's sons were recruited as actors.

He followed in 1990 with a very different film, The Rainbow Thief. Though it gave Jodorowsky a chance to work with actual "movie stars" Peter O'Toole and Omar Sharif, executive producer Alexander Salkind effectively curtailed most of Jodorowsky's artistic inclinations, threatening to fire him on the spot if anything in the script was changed (Salkind's wife, Berta Domínguez D., wrote the screenplay).

That same year (1990), Jodorowsky and his family returned to live in France.

In 1995, Alejandro’s son Teo died in an accident while his father was busy preparing for a trip to Mexico City to promote his new book. Upon arriving in Mexico City, he gave a lecture at the Julio Castillo Theatre where he once again met Ejo Takata, who at this time had moved into a poor suburb of the city where he had continued to teach meditation and Zen. Takata would die two years later, and Jodorowsky would never get to see his old friend again.



Attempts to return to filmmaking (1990-2011)
In 2000, Jodorowsky won the Jack Smith Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF). With the assistance of 2000 CUFF judge Shade Rupe, Jodorowsky attended the festival and his films were shown, including El Topo and The Holy Mountain, which at the time had grey legal status. According to festival director Bryan Wendorf, it was an open question of whether CUFF would be allowed to show both films, or whether the police would show up and shut the festival down.

Until 2007, Fando y Lis and Santa Sangre were the only Jodorowsky's works available on DVD. Neither El Topo nor The Holy Mountain were available on videocassette or DVD in the United States or the United Kingdom, due to ownership disputes with distributor Allen Klein. After the dispute's settlement in 2004, however, plans to re-release Jodorowsky's films were announced by ABKCO Films. On January 19, 2007, the website announced that on May 1, 2007, Anchor Bay released a box set including El Topo, The Holy Mountain, and Fando y Lis. A limited edition of the set includes both the El Topo and The Holy Mountain soundtracks. And, in early February 2007, Tartan Video announced its May 14, 2007, release date for the UK PAL DVD editions of El Topo, The Holy Mountain and the 6-disc box set which, alongside with the aforementioned feature films, includes the 2 soundtrack CDs, as well as separate DVD editions of Jodorowsky's 1968 debut feature Fando y Lis (with his 1957 short La cravate a.k.a. Les têtes interverties, included as an extra) and the 1994 feature-length documentary La constellation Jodorowsky. Notably, Fando y Lis and La cravate were extensively digitally restored and remastered in London during late 2006, thus providing the perfect complement to the quality restoration work undertaken on El Topo and The Holy Mountain in the States by Abkco, and ensuring that the presentation of Fando y Lis is a significant improvement over the 2001 Fantoma DVD edition. Prior to the availability of these legitimate releases, only inferior quality, optically censored bootleg copies of both El Topo and The Holy Mountain have been circulated on the Internet and on DVD.



In the 1990s and early 2000s, Jodorowsky attempted to make a sequel to El Topo, called at different times The Sons of El Topo and Abel Cain, but could not find investors for the project.

In an interview with Premiere Magazine, Jodorowsky said he intended his next project to be a gangster film called King Shot. However, in an interview with The Guardian newspaper in November 2009, Jodorowsky revealed that he was unable to find the funds to make King Shot, and would instead be entering preparations on Sons of El Topo, for which he claimed to have signed a contract with "some Russian producers". (Raymond J. Markovich, Olga Mirimskaya and Arcadiy Golybovich) - Parallel Media Films on a film entitled Abel Cain, which is the sequel to his 1970 film El Topo.


The Dance of Reality and El Topo sequel (2011–present)
In August 2011, Alejandro arrived in a town in Chile where he grew up, also the setting of his autobiography The Dance of Reality, to promote an autobiographical film based upon his book.

The Museum of Modern Art honored Jodorowsky on Halloween night, October 31, 2011, by showing The Holy Mountain. He attended, and spoke about his work and life. The next evening he presented "El Topo" at the Walter Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center.

Alejandro has stated that after he is finished filming The Dance of Reality he will shoot his long-gestating El Topo sequel, Abel Cain. By January 2013, Alejandro finished filming on The Dance Of Reality and entered into post production. Alejandro's son and co-star in the film, Brontis claims the film will be finished by March 2013, stating that the film is "very different than the other films he made." On April 23, it was announced that the film will have its world premiere at the Filmfestival in Cannes. It is a fitting coincidence that The Dance of Reality premiers alongside the similarly long-anticipated Jodorowsky's Dune at the same event at Cannes, creating a convenient "Jodorowsky double bill".

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Filmography of Alejandro Jodorowsky (20 films)

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Actor

Endless Poetry, 2h8
Directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky
Origin Chili
Genres Drama, Biography, Fantasy
Actors Adán Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Bastián Bodenhöfer
Roles Alejandro
Rating75% 3.7988353.7988353.7988353.7988353.798835
Alejandro et ses parents ont quitté Tocopilla pour s'installer à Santiago. Alors que son père souhaite qu'il devienne médecin, le garçon rêve de devenir poète. Après avoir quitté sa famille, il fréquente les milieux artistiques et rencontre notamment les poètes Enrique Lihn, Nicanor Parra et Stella Díaz Varín.
The Dance of Reality, 2h10
Directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky
Origin Chili
Genres Drama, Biography, Fantasy, Musical
Themes Films about writers, Musical films
Actors Adán Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Axel Jodorowsky, Bastián Bodenhöfer
Roles Alejandro (adult)
Rating74% 3.748283.748283.748283.748283.74828
Young Alejandro (Jeremías Herskovits) lives with his Jewish-Ukrainian parents Jaime (Brontis Jodorowsky) and Sara (Pamela Flores) in Tocopilla, Chile. Jaime is a communist who worships Stalin and raises his son with great severity. He plans to assassinate the right-wing president Carlos Ibáñez del Campo (Bastian Bodenhofer). To get close to Ibáñez, Jaime gets a job as groom to the president's beloved horse Bucephalus. But when Jaime has Ibáñez at gunpoint, his hands become paralysed. Jaime begins a long journey, is captured by Nazis and tortured. Rebels free Jaime and return him to his family in Tocopilla. Jaime's hands are healed when Sara tells him "You found in Ibáñez all you admired in Stalin. You are the same as they are! You have lived in the guise of a tyrant." Alejandro, Jaime, and Sara board a ship and leave Tocopilla.
Jodorowsky's Dune, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Documentary
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about films
Actors Alejandro Jodorowsky, Michel Seydoux, Nicolas Winding Refn, Brontis Jodorowsky, Amanda Lear, Richard Stanley
Roles lui-même
Rating80% 4.048354.048354.048354.048354.04835
Après La Montagne sacrée, Michel Seydoux propose à Alejandro Jodorowsky de produire son prochain film. Alejandro Jodorowsky se lance alors dans son projet le plus ambitieux : l'adaptation du roman Dune de Frank Herbert. Il travaille avec les artistes Jean Giraud, H. R. Giger et Chris Foss sur les aspects visuels, ainsi qu'avec le spécialiste des effets spéciaux Dan O'Bannon. Il prévoit alors que la musique serait composée par Pink Floyd et Magma. La distribution comprendrait David Carradine (Leto Atréides), Salvador Dalí (empereur Padishah Shaddam IV), Orson Welles (Baron Vladimir Harkonnen), Mick Jagger (Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen), Brontis Jodorowsky (Paul Atréides), Udo Kier (Piter de Vries), Amanda Lear (Princesse Irulan).
The Island
The Island (2011)
, 1h35
Directed by Kamen Kalev
Origin Bulgarie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Actors Thure Lindhardt, Laetitia Casta, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Rousy Chanev, Olivier Claverie, Elli Medeiros
Roles Jodo
Rating51% 2.561542.561542.561542.561542.56154
Sophie and Daneel, both in their early thirties, are a close and passionate couple living in Paris. Sophie initiates a surprise journey to Bulgaria. Daneel explicitly refuses to go, but Sophie insists and finally convinces him to leave. When they arrive, Sophie discovers that Daneel was born there...
Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream, 1h28
Origin Canada
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors John Waters, Alejandro Jodorowsky, David Lynch, George A. Romero, Robert Shaye, Perry Henzell
Roles Himself
Rating73% 3.689473.689473.689473.689473.68947
Midnight Movies est un documentaire qui explore le parcours méconnu de six grands films cultes des années 70 : La Nuit des morts vivants, Pink Flamingos, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Eraserhead, El Topo, The Harder They Come. Ces six films à petit budget, montrés aux séances de minuit, ont influencé la manière de faire et voir les films, ils ont réinventé le médium en dépassant les frontières du mauvais goût et des tabous sociaux. Avec les interviews originales des réalisateurs John Waters, David Lynch, George A. Romero et Alejandro Jodorowsky.
No Big Deal, 1h43
Directed by Bernard Rapp
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical
Actors Sami Bouajila, Romain Duris, Jean-Michel Portal, Leonor Varela, Pascale Roberts, Alejandro Jodorowsky
Roles Pablo
Rating54% 2.7188652.7188652.7188652.7188652.718865
Pablo se sent sur le point de mourir. Il envoie alors un message à ses 3 fils, pour les envoyer sur les traces de son passé. Ceux-ci prendront la route ensemble jusqu'en Espagne, et ils y croiseront entre autres de vieux anarchistes manipulateurs, un capitaine de la Guardia Civil et un ex-toréro patron de bar.
The Jodorowsky Constellation, 1h31
Directed by Louis Mouchet
Origin Suisse
Genres Documentary
Actors Alejandro Jodorowsky, Peter Gabriel, Marcel Marceau, Jean Giraud, Fernando Arrabal, Louis Mouchet
Roles Himself
Rating67% 3.3893753.3893753.3893753.3893753.389375
L'auteur part en quête de l'« artiste total » qu’est Alejandro Jodorowsky : tour à tour cinéaste, écrivain, metteur en scène de théâtre, auteur de bandes dessinées, mime, montreur de marionnettes, psycho-magicien, découvreur empirique de la psychogénéalogie (qu'il nommera plus tard la "métagénéalogie"), clown... Ces multiples facettes forment, selon Louis Mouchet, un tout cohérent.
The Holy Mountain, 1h54
Directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky
Origin Mexique
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Films about films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Alejandro Jodorowsky, Juan Ferrara, David Silva, Jacqueline Voltaire
Roles The Alchemist
Rating78% 3.948973.948973.948973.948973.94897
A man (later identified as a thief) representing The Fool, a tarot card typically depicting a young man stepping off a cliff, lies on the ground with flies covering his face like excrement. He is befriended by a footless, handless dwarf (representing the Five of Swords: defeat) and goes into a city to make money from tourists. The thief's resemblance to Jesus Christ inspires some to use his likeness for the crucifixes that they sell by casting an impression of his face and body. After a dispute with a priest who rejects the thief's likeness of himself, the thief eats off the face of his wax statue and sends it skyward with balloons, symbolically eating the body of Christ and offering "himself" up to Heaven. Soon after, he notices a crowd gathered around a tall tower, where a large hook with a bag of gold has been sent down in exchange for food. The thief, wishing to find the source of the gold, ascends the tower, finding the alchemist (played by Jodorowsky) and his silent female assistant.
El Topo
El Topo (1970)
, 2h5
Directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky
Origin Mexique
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Action, Adventure, Western
Actors Alejandro Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky, Alfonso Arau, David Silva, Víctor Fosado
Roles El Topo
Rating74% 3.748443.748443.748443.748443.74844
The film takes place in two parts. The first half resembles a western; albeit a surreal one. The second is a love story of redemption and rebirth.
Fando and Lis, 1h33
Directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky
Origin Mexique
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Théâtre, Films about disabilities, Films based on plays
Actors Alejandro Jodorowsky, Carlos Ancira, Rafael Corkidi
Roles Puppeteer (uncredited)
Rating69% 3.4971953.4971953.4971953.4971953.497195
The film follows Fando (Sergio Klainer) and his paraplegic girlfriend Lis (Diana Mariscal) through a barren, post-apocalyptic wasteland in search of the mythical city of Tar, where legend has it all wishes come true.
The Severed Heads, 20minutes
Directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky
Origin France
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Raymond Devos, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Jean-Marie Proslier, François Perrot
Rating66% 3.3456753.3456753.3456753.3456753.345675
Un jeune homme (interprété par Alejandro Jodorowsky) tente de séduire une femme qui est attirée par son corps mais qui repousse son visage. Désespéré, le jeune homme passe devant un magasin où l'on change les têtes ; il décide donc de changer de tête.
Abel Cain
Directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky
Actors Alejandro Jodorowsky

After a nuclear apocalypse, the whole landscape is a desert ruin, except for a small island paradise where El Topo is buried. Though visible and seemingly accessible, every attempt to enter this island has resulted in disaster. El Topo’s sons, Cain and Abel, were separated as boys because El Topo predicted that Cain would kill Abel. But when evil marauders steal their mothers’s body in an attempt to trick their way into the island, the brothers join forces to deliver their dead mother to be buried with their father. Not only must they overcome an enemy adept at technological witchery, they must overcome the curse that marks their destiny.

Director

Endless Poetry, 2h8
Directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky
Origin Chili
Genres Drama, Biography, Fantasy
Actors Adán Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Bastián Bodenhöfer
Rating75% 3.7988353.7988353.7988353.7988353.798835
Alejandro et ses parents ont quitté Tocopilla pour s'installer à Santiago. Alors que son père souhaite qu'il devienne médecin, le garçon rêve de devenir poète. Après avoir quitté sa famille, il fréquente les milieux artistiques et rencontre notamment les poètes Enrique Lihn, Nicanor Parra et Stella Díaz Varín.
The Dance of Reality, 2h10
Directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky
Origin Chili
Genres Drama, Biography, Fantasy, Musical
Themes Films about writers, Musical films
Actors Adán Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Axel Jodorowsky, Bastián Bodenhöfer
Rating74% 3.748283.748283.748283.748283.74828
Young Alejandro (Jeremías Herskovits) lives with his Jewish-Ukrainian parents Jaime (Brontis Jodorowsky) and Sara (Pamela Flores) in Tocopilla, Chile. Jaime is a communist who worships Stalin and raises his son with great severity. He plans to assassinate the right-wing president Carlos Ibáñez del Campo (Bastian Bodenhofer). To get close to Ibáñez, Jaime gets a job as groom to the president's beloved horse Bucephalus. But when Jaime has Ibáñez at gunpoint, his hands become paralysed. Jaime begins a long journey, is captured by Nazis and tortured. Rebels free Jaime and return him to his family in Tocopilla. Jaime's hands are healed when Sara tells him "You found in Ibáñez all you admired in Stalin. You are the same as they are! You have lived in the guise of a tyrant." Alejandro, Jaime, and Sara board a ship and leave Tocopilla.
The Rainbow Thief, 1h27
Directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky
Genres Drama, Fantasy
Themes Films about animals
Actors Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Christopher Lee, Linzi Drew, Jane Chaplin, Peter Dennis
Rating60% 3.049143.049143.049143.049143.04914
Rudolf Von Tannen is an eccentric millionaire who cares for no one but his dalmatians. One night he welcomes his guests - all of them related to him, expecting to cash in his fortune once he passes away - to a dinner party. The dogs are fed caviar and the people are given bones to eat. This sends them away in anger. Then Rudolf's predilect brothel service arrives, the Rainbow Girls, big-breasted women dressed with the colors of the rainbow. After dancing and partying with them, Rudolf has a heart attack that leaves him comatose.