1989, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Italy/Mexico, 123 min. With Axel Jodorowsky, Blanca Guerra.
- Fri, Sep 1st 7:45pm
- Sat, Sep 2nd 5:45pm
“A grand work of art, full of symbols and imagery that reach beyond language to something primal and original.” — Noel Murray, AV Club
Cult director Jodorowsky (ENDLESS POETRY, EL TOPO) brings his cinema of surreal poetic shock to its apex with this violent tale of twisted mother-son love steeped in his unique blend of spiritualism and bloody carnality. Fenix, a Mexico City circus magician, is the product of the abusive union of a high-wire performer and an American knife-thrower. The child Fenix goes mad after witnessing his father mutilate his mother, but a decade later she reappears armless, to lead him from the asylum in order to save and enslave him. Mother and son travel the world performing a strange pantomime act and living like Siamese twins in a relationship of utter dependency. When Fenix feels the urge to stray, a mother’s jealousy unleashes the ultimate manifestation of her power. In English. 2K DCP digital restoration from the American Genre Film Archive. (BS)
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