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.

  • ★★★½ review by Filipe Furtado on Letterboxd

    “I’m saving my hymen for a man with a divine face arriving from the mountains”.

    Uneven, excessive, sometimes embarrassing but consistent moving. The adjective fellinesque will be throw a lot about this as it was about Jodo’s previous The Dance of Reality, but that don’t makes justice to what Jodorowsky is going for, particular the manner he use his discreet camera movements to wave emotion as well as he sense of place. I thought my misgivings about Dance of Reality was partial about my interest on Jodorowsky the artist be much large than Jodorowsky the man to care for such ambitious autobiographical project, but he is much more at home here. That he is a man lost in time just makes this remembrance more affecting. A heart who can embrace the whole world, indeed.

  • ★★★★★ review by andrea on Letterboxd

    "I'm afraid of disappointing others."

    "You're afraid to live."

    "What's the point of living?"


  • ★★★★ review by NO WHERE TO RUN on Letterboxd

    "I am an artist". this is what i say before sitting down and trying to write a movie script, understanding that i want to bring my emotions on the screen, brining a thoughtful point of view on life.

    Now i will admit that this is my first movie that i saw from Alejandro Jodorowsky. but it's not like i didn't know, who was Alejandro Jodorowsky. i saw him in the documentary movie, "Jodorowsky's Dune" and from there i knew that i was witnessing an artist, an ambitious artist.

    and if you my lovely followers, decides to follow this great journey, i am promising you a visual fest to the eyes, an unpredictable, emotional and not boring journey. one word to describe this all, unique. from the production Design to the makeup to the clothes and even the characters, they are colorful and bright. even though some of the acting can be range from bad to over the top. the strongest point about "endless poetry" is the great talent of Jodorowsky to create deep and thoughtful metaphors about life.

    it's not for everyone, like i say Jodorowsky is an ambitious artist. some of his ideas and metaphors that he brings. most of them will not land with everybody and with a run time of two hours, it can get a little bit annoying. because i know that somebody, some where will think that this is a shallow movie and i will understand him.

    at the age of 88 and three more movies to finish his life story (this is the sequel to Alejandro's previous movie "the dane of reality"). Alejandro does not show any signs of slowing down or doing things in the easy way. now i know that i need to see the rest of Jodorowsky's filmography and crossing my fingers to see another movie by this great talent on the big screen.


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