Part of Dreams and Nightmares, this month on Curzon12.
Turning 90 next month, Chilean auteur Alejandro Jodorowsky (El Topo, The Holy Mountain) delivers a thrilling retelling of his youth in the Bohemian Santiago.
Twenty-year-old “Alejandrito” Jodorowsky decides to become a poet against the will of his family. He is introduced in the inner circle of the artistic and intellectual avant-garde of the day and meets Enrique Lihn, Stella Diaz, Nicanor Parra and many other promising but anonymous young writers who will become the masters of Latin America’s modern literature. Totally immersed in this world of poetic experimentation, they live together as few have dared to live before: sensually, authentically, freely, madly.
★★★★ “Bursting with gusto and energy” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
★★★★ “Staged with innovative bravura” – David Parkinson, Empire Magazine
★★★★ “Jam-packed with colourful theatricality” – Trevor Johnston, Time Out