Endless Poetry

A portrait of 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.

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  • ★★★★ review by James Healey on Letterboxd

    A sequel to my least favorite Jodorowsky film (The Dance of Reality), Endless Poetry ends up being my favorite Jodorowsky film. Absolutely bizarre and absurd in a way that only Jodorowsky can make work. One of the most personal films I've ever seen from an auteur.

  • ★★★★ review by Mahdi Bahaeddini on Letterboxd

    دومین قسمت از تریلوژی اتوبیوگرافی سینماگر مؤلف و طناز این سال های سینمای خاک گرفته آمریکای جنوبی؛الخاندرو خودوروفسکی.با لحنی عمدتا مبتنی بر رئالیسم جادویی،آنگونه که در "دزد رنگین کمان" دیده بودیم،در تلفیق نامحسوس با مؤلفه های سینمای سوررئال.خودوروفسکی مشتاقم کرد تا عقب گرد کنم و یه سری به فیلم های دیگه اش بزنم تا ببینم چه مسیری رو طی کرده که اینقدر جسورانه و سراپا، با ذهنی باز و سیال فیلم اخیرش رو ساخته.فیلم همچنین هجویست بر دنیای روشنفکری؛اما نه اونطور که انتظارش رو دارید.

  • ★★★★ review by Ludvig Gur on Letterboxd

    Jodorowsky's first crowdfunded film is not as good as I hoped it would be, but still a great follow-up to my least favorite of his Dance of Reality. The movie is similar to its predecessor but uses its setting in a much more interesting way. Alejandro Jodorowsky (the main character of the film) is now a teenager trying to become a poet. We follow him as he escapes from his family and lives on the street on Santiago in a surreal adventure without a happy ending.

    Endless Poetry is not as crazy and bizarre as Jodorowsky's earlier films, but it does contain the elements he has always been known for. There are strange characters, weird colors and glorious production design. The main problem with the film is that it is outdrawn. Many scenes feel far too long and I feel like at least 20 minutes could have been cut from the film. Same goes for Dance of Reality. Either way, I am looking forward to the next chapter of this film and I hope Jodorowsky gets to finish this series before he dies.

    78/100

  • ★★★★ review by Aaron Salazar on Letterboxd

    "There's no need for a nest once the eagle has grown."

  • ★★★★★ review by imsopale on Letterboxd

    "I'm afraid of disappointing others."

    "You're afraid to live."

    "What's the point of living?"

    "Living."

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