Feature marks first co-production between Chile, Japan and France.
Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky is launching a Kickstarter campaign for his upcoming feature Endless Poetry (Poesia Sin Fin), which marks the first ever co-production between Chile, Japan and France.
Paris-based Satori Films is joining forces with Chile’s Le Soleil Films and Japan’s Uplink Co on the Spanish-language project, a continuation of Jodorowsky’s autobiographical The Dance Of Reality, which premiered in Cannes’ Directors Fortnight in 2013.
The Kickstarter campaign will be launched on February 15, with an announcement by Jodorowsky on YouTube Live (http://www.poesiasinfin.com).
While The Dance Of Reality focused on Jodorowsky’s unhappy childhood in Tocopilla, on the edge of the Atacama Desert, Endless Poetry revolves around his life as a poet in Santiago during the 1940s.
His sons, Adan and Brontis Jodorowsky, will star in the film, which Jodorowsky plans to shoot in Chile this summer. His partner in Le Soleil, Xavier Guerrero Yamamoto, will produce.
Uplink’s Takashi Asai is launching international sales on the project at the European Film Market (EFM). Asai has also co-produced films such as Derek Jarman’s Wittgenstein and Lou Ye’s Suzhou River.
A cult filmmaker in the 1970s, Jodorowsky directed films such as acid Western El Topo, considered one of the first ever midnight movies on the festival circuit, and 1973 surreal fantasy The Holy Mountain.
His unsuccessful attempt to adapt Frank Herbert’s Dune into a 16-hour epic was the subject of a recent documentary, Jodorowsky’s Dune directed by Frank Pavich.
The Dance Of Reality, which was well received in Cannes, marked his return to directing after a 23-year hiatus.