Following The Dance of Reality , this is the second part of a cycle in which Alejandro Jodorowsky talks about the successive stages of his long and colorful life. This time, his film alter ego enters puberty, rebels against his father, and leaves home with the intention of becoming a poet. In the world of a bohemian artist, where he is welcomed with open arms, numerous adventures and experiences await him: erotic ecstasy, meetings with fascinating and grotesque figures, visits to dangerous saloons, and, above all, creative exploration and revelation. Like in his previous film, Jodorowsky chooses, instead of honest biographical realism, hyperbole, metaphor, and fantasy, which are limited only by his fairly modest budget. Eternal Poetry is a wild, rollicking spectacle, as well as a very touching psychological drama, during which the director once again personally appears on-screen to confront his younger self.
Born in 1929 in Chile, Alejandro Jodorowsky is one of the most prolific, versatile, and original of all contemporary artists. He was a mime, he created the Panic Movement along with Roland Topor and Fernando Arrabal, and he also used to write poems. His western El Topo gave rise to the phenomenon known as midnight movies. Later, he made The Holy Mountain, a classic of psychedelic cinema, and Santa Sangre, a surrealistic variation on Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. The Dance of Reality was his first film in 23 years.
1968 Fando i Lis / Fando y Lis / Fando and Lis
1970 Kret / El Topo / The Mole
1973 Święta góra / The Holy Mountain
2013 Taniec rzeczywistości / La danza de la realidad / The Dance of Reality
2016 Wieczna poezja / Poesía sin fin / Endless Poetry