Date of Birth: 17 Feb 1929
Total Credits at Criticker: 18 (Actor), 12 (Director), 10 (Writer)
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Find more information about Alejandro Jodorowsky at The Internet Movie Database
A Christlike figure wanders through bizarre, grotesque scenarios filled with religious and sacrilegious imagery.
See the naked young Franciscans whipped with cactus. See the bandit leader disemboweled. See the priest ride into the sunset with a midget and her newborn baby. What it all means isn't exactly clear, but you won't forget it.
La Cravate (1957) - Short Film
A short mime adaptation of a Thomas Mann story about a Parisian urchin who makes her living selling human heads. (imdb)
A look at the life and work of the sorcerer Alejandro Jodorowsky. (amazon.co.uk)
Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream tells the hidden history of these landmark films, El Topo (1970), Night of the Living Dead (1968), The Harder They Come (1973), Pink Flamingos (1972), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), and Eraserhead (1977).
The dilemma of an energetic young man unable to resolve the conflicts encountered in his public and private lives. The incidents in the film often have a surrealist quality in their denial of a logical progression of events and their emphasis on the absurdity of some everyday happenings. (ftvdb.bfi.org.uk)
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... (mubi.com)
Shot in France, England, Switzerland and the United States, this documentary covers director Alejandro Jodorowsky (El Topo, Holy Mountain, Santa Sangre) and his 1974 Quixotic attempt to adapt the seminal sci-fi novel Dune into a feature film. (quinzaine-realisateurs.com)
"Having broken away from my illusory self, I was desperately seeking a path and a meaning to life." This phrase perfectly sums up Alejandro Jodorowsky's biographical project: reconstituting the incredible adventure of his life. (quinzaine-realisateurs.com)
Psicotaxi (2002) - Short Film
a surrealist short trip guided by Jodorowsky's ideas.
Moebius Redux: A Life in Pictures (2007) - TV Movie
French artist and author Jean Giraud is one of the most famous and influential comic strip illustrators and authors of all time. He achieved his greatest fame as Moebius - not so much a pseudonym as an alter ego. (imdb)
NWR (2012) - TV Movie
A documentary about Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn, winner of the Best Director award at the Cannes Festival in 2011 for Drive. From his childhood to the shooting of his next movie, Only God Forgives, in Thailand, discover the whole carrier of a truly visionary filmmaker. With Ryan Gosling, Mads Mikkelsen, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Gaspar Noé, PeterPeter, Zlatko Buric. (imdb)
Profile of Chilean film maker Alejandro Jodorowsky made after the release of his film SANTA SANGRE.
An atheist and a believer in a house comparing notes on the fundamental questions that no one can escape and to which no one can give a definitive answer. (imdb)
A Conversation with Alejandro Jodorowsky (2007) - Direct-to-Video
This six minute interview with director Alejandro Jodorowsky can be found on the release of EL TOPO, his 1970 cult classic that many consider to be a masterpiece.
Alejandro Jodorowsky: Interview at ICA London December 2002 (2003) - Direct-to-Video
The footage is recorder in ICA, London, in December 2002 and features Jodorowsky on-stage after the screening of Santa Sangre.
Teatro sin fin (1965) - Short Film
The Panic Movement performed theatrical events designed to be shocking, as a response to surrealism becoming petite bourgeoisie and to release destructive energies in search of peace and beauty.
Psychomagic is a ritualistically-theatrical form of psychoanalysis; as the director-healer puts it, it is a language of dreams that enables to communicate with one's unconsciousness. The basis, as with Jodorowsky's very own poetics, stand on the intersection of Western and Eastern teachings. The director claims to have healed a variety of physical and emotional ailing, from neurosis to impotence.