ENDLESS POETRY
POESÍA SIN FIN
2016, ABKCO Films, 128 min, Chile/UK/France, Dir: Alejandro Jodorowsky

Continuing the autobiographical story begun in THE DANCE OF REALITY, this film takes place in Chile in the 1940s, when the 20-year-old Jodorowsky leaves home to pursue his dream of becoming a poet, and is introduced into the bohemian and artistic inner circle of Santiago. Living among inspirational artists including Enrique Lihn, Stella Diaz Varín and Nicanor Parra (all unknowns at the time, who would later become driving forces of 20th-century Hispanic literature), Jodorowsky’s journey of sensual experimentation leads him to realize his innermost desires and passions. An ode to the quest for beauty and inner truth, as a universal force capable of changing one’s life forever, ENDLESS POETRY bursts with Jodorowsky’s unique surreal and psychedelic visual language.


IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE
FA YEUNG NIN WA
2000, USA Films, 98 min, Hong Kong, Dir: Wong Kar Wai

In early-1960s Hong Kong, a journalist (Cannes Best Actor winner Tony Leung Chiu Wai) moves next door to a secretary (Maggie Cheung); frequently left alone by unfaithful spouses, the two grow to become soulmates. Beautifully shot (by Christopher Doyle and Pin Bing Lee), this haunting look at romance and regret was named one of the 25 greatest films ever made in the most recent Sight & Sound critics poll. In Chinese and French with English subtitles.


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