This is maybe the Jodorowsky film, which is most strictly a film for Jodorowsky-fans. I cannot claim that this is a proper description of “Fando y Lis”, but, as said, there is probably no such thing as a proper description of a Jodorowsky film. Mice and Massacre These are just a few reasons why we like Jordorowsky. The philosopher SlavojZizek once said that when fantasy becomes reality, it’s when it becomes a nightmare. They had a sort of power because the performers were physically there. Violence of the Lambs 4.
The Lost Journey tedg 7 July Taking place in a post-apocalyptic land, the lovers Fando and his semi-paraplegic lover Lis, she can stand but she cannot walk, are on a quest to find the city of Tar, the only city that has not fallen. The representatives of the upper crust we encounter are narrow minded ineffectual idiots anxious to maintain the status quo because that is the only life they know and they are unwilling to accept change think about the townsfolk in EL TOPO and compare them to the rich people in VIRIDIANA. Jodorowsky’s work is often closer to performance art than it is to film, if we take film as an expression of consistent atmosphere and cinematic flow, illustrating ideas at the fully extent of the medium. Apparently when this film was released at the Acapulco Film Festival it incited a riot and while making his escape Jodorowsky’s limousine was pelted by rocks. Let’s hope that in the future more of his films are released in the U.
On their journey they see many odd and profoundly disturbing characters and events. Bill 25 March Unfortunately, I disagree with Jodorowsky, and perhaps with Freud himself, about the deprived nature of our inner self. English and French optional Aspect Ratio: It was epic poetic fantasy, using creative theatrical games, fresh play of props and brilliant mise en scene – tapping into all kinds of primal emotions, fears and desires.
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There’s of course the danger of it being too personal, and I felt that danger a few times in the film. To those unfamiliar with Jodorowsky’s cinema, I recommend to begin your journey into this great man’s cinematic world with “El Topo” or “The Holy Mountain”, or even with “Santa Sangre”, which is probably his most accessible film to lovers of a more conventional kind of cinema.
They were showing “Fando y Lis” a week I was in town. For me Bunuel and Barney aren’t worth it except for a few brilliant sequences while Greenaway and Madden are anchors for imaginative possibilities. Nevertheless, the film is an excellent example of the abstract art cinema. This is also doubtlessly Jodorowsky’s most pessimistic film and, at the time of its release, it was scandalous due to its disturbing, uncompromising and bizarre nature.
The representatives of the upper crust we encounter are narrow minded ineffectual idiots anxious to maintain the status quo because that is the only life they know and they are unwilling to accept change think about the townsfolk in EL TOPO and compare them to the rich people in VIRIDIANA.
I cannot claim that this is a proper description of “Fando y Lis”, but, as said, there is probably no such thing as a proper description of a Jodorowsky film. Instead they are corrupted and driven mad. The film debuted at the Acapulco Film Festival, and Jodorowsky literally had to run for his life.
These are the people who will appear to guide them.
But what’s great too about the abstractions is that they almost can’t stay too long around these doomed lovers on their quest; just enough time to leave an imprint and move along. Things like that are what one can expect in the bigger scenes in the movie, where there’s hilarity in spots, as there was in the ‘hey, fanfo not’ method of film-making in Jodorowsky’s other cult efforts. I could go on describing the stream of images that stuck with me, but you get the point: Artificial blood was never used.
Cando is interesting none the less.
He pushes Lis around in a cart through many strange and surreal scenarios. Eye of the Beholder 8. Was this review helpful?
It was lost for a long time until brought back on DVD. When it premiered in Mexico, “Fando y Lis” caused such outrage that sibtitles broke out, and Jodorowsky had to escape the theater secretly in order to avoid getting seriously hurt or even lynched by protesters.
Famdo hope that in the future more of his films are released in the U. But where exactly does the fantasy start and end and reality come into play? It is a “lost classic” that nearly got away for good, but thanks to American Zoetrope and Fantoma, it found its way onto DVD with subtittles bonus documentary on the filmmaker’s amazing life and work called “La Constellation Jodorowsky”.
This pretty much sums up the “plot” of this film. But more than ever, maybe even more than the ‘anything goes’ spaghetti-western spoof El Topo, Jodorowsky holds absolutely nothing sacred with cinema, not just with conventions but with anything having to do with anything. The narrative, which may seem annoying for those unaccustomed to Jodorowsky’s work, actually develops in quite a mature and artistic manner; Jodorowsky shows a great understanding of his art despite the fact this was his first feature.
Violence of the Lambs 4. This film is based on a short play by Fernado Arrabal.
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The Incal The Technopriests Metabarons. This article related to a Mexican film of the s is a stub. The visuals are beautiful and the shear force of will to be uncompromising with an early film especially in conservative Mexico gets a standing applause from anyone.
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He was in the self- described surreal and anarchy theatrical movements.