September 7, 2018
This video is an introduction to the mind-bending alchemy of the films of one of the most singular, symbolic and influential surrealist filmmakers of all time.
As Lewis Bond points out at the start of this new video from Channel Criswell, “fewer filmmakers have been more perplexing, more outrageous in their artistic output than Alejandro Jodorowsky” and that’s even when the Chilean-French filmmaker, novelist, poet, editor, psychoanalyst, sculptor (and on and on) is compared to other “surrealist filmmakers.”
Jodorowsky’s “attention-grabbing style of exhibitionist cinema puts him in a league as beyond replication” in Criswell’s opinion, which is saying a lot for someone who has only made six official films in his career (thus far, and he is only 89, after all). Check out the video below.