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The Films of Alejandro Jodorwsky (1968)

Cast: Maria Teresa Rivas
Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Alejandro Jodorowsky
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Anchor Bay
Genre: Drama, Silent, Cult, Foreign, Fantasy, Latin America, Mexico
Languages: Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese

Synopses
La Cravate (1968)
In this silent short, a mimed version of Thomas Mann's novella The Transposed Heads, a bereaved wife, through intercession, brings her intellectual husband and virile lover back to life by reattaching their severed heads but mistakenly transposes heads and bodies. This first film from Chilean avant-garde director Alejandro Jodorowsky stars Jean-Marie Proslier, Raymond Devos and Marthe Mercure.

The Films of Alejandro Jodorowsky (1967 - 1973)
El Topo (1971)

This violent and allegorical Mexican western attracted a cult following in its day. It is the story of El Topo, a gunslinger who sets out for revenge against the outlaws who slew his wife. He ends up getting his revenge and saving the life of a woman who is being terrorized by bandits. She leads El Topo (which means "the Mole" in English) on a search for the region's top four gunfighters. But before they set off, Topo leaves his young son in a monastery. He and the woman hook up with another female and begin their search. During one battle, El Topo is wounded and the women leave him to die. His comatose body is found by a strange group of cave dwelling people who take him to their subterranean home. He does not wake up for many years. When he does, he is enlisted to help the clan dig an escape tunnel. Later they come to a tiny town where the residents belong to a weird religious cult and El Topo's son has become a monk. The townsfolk are terrorized by a sadistic sheriff. When the clan members come into the town, the stage is set for a blood-soaked tragedy. ~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide

The Holy Mountain (1973)

A film that screams "product of its time," The Holy Mountain was Alejandro Jodorowsky's dizzying elegy to the sex, drugs and spiritual awakening of the late 1960s and early 1970s -- a suitably bizarre follow-up to his El Topo (1971). Fascinating although it only fitfully makes sense, The Holy Mountain is beautifully shot and designed, and it suggests what might have resulted if Luis Bu˝uel, Michelangelo Antonioni, and George Romero had all dropped acid and made a movie together. A Christ-like vagrant and thief wanders through a perverse and unfriendly land until he encounters an enlightened one, who gathers the thief and six of the world's most powerful individuals for a spiritual pilgrimage. If that description sounds a bit sketchy, well, narrative isn't this film's strongest suit. But if you want to see the conquest of Mexico re-enacted by reptiles, soldiers shoot innocent people as birds fly from their wounds, and a wizard turn feces into gold, this is the movie for you. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

Fando y Lis (1967)

Fando and Lis are a young couple who embark on a journey to the city of Tar. Lis is handicapped and is aided by Fando who pulls her along in a wagon or carries her in his arms as they encounter a series of offbeat characters and situations: a man plays a burning piano in a dump surrounded by dancers. A girl eats a rose, and three men and a child huddle under an umbrella as someone cracks eggs over their heads. The couple frequently quarrels as they struggle to complete their symbolic journey. ~ Dan Pavlides, All Movie Guide

La Cravate (1957)

In this silent short, a mimed version of Thomas Mann's novella The Transposed Heads, a bereaved wife, through intercession, brings her intellectual husband and virile lover back to life by reattaching their severed heads but mistakenly transposes heads and bodies. This first film from Chilean avant-garde director Alejandro Jodorowsky stars Jean-Marie Proslier, Raymond Devos and Marthe Mercure.


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La Cravate (1968)
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