Part of the ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY RETRO!
Co-presented by Midnites for Maniacs & Spoke Art!
Using only one page script and the memory of his stage production, director Alejandro Jodorowsky blended surreal beauty and savage imagery to fashion this bizarre tale of corrupted innocence, sadomasochistic love, and unattainable paradise. Fando y Lis premiered at the 1968 Acapulco Film Festival, inciting a riot that forced the director to flee for his life. In the ensuing scandal, the film was banned. Jodorowsky was branded a heretic, forced to stand trial and nearly deported. Considered lost for over 30 years. Directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky. Written by Fernando Arrabal & Alejandro Jodorowsk, based on the play by Fernando Arrabal. With Tamara Garina, Sergio Kleiner, Diana Mariscal & Tamara Garina. 1968. DCP. 96 mins.
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