Alejandro Jodorowsky was born in 1929 in Chile to Russian Jewish immigrant parents who owned a dry goods store. His career in theatre began at an early age and he later enrolled at the University of Chile, where he developed an interest in puppetry and mime and created a theatre company that employed over 60 people.
In 1955, Jodorowsky went to Paris where he studied mime with Marcel Marceau, collaborating on some of his most famous choreographies. He worked in mainstream theatre (directing Maurice Chevalier) and offbeat productions, developing his interest in the avant-garde and staging playwrights including Samuel Beckett, Ionesco and August Strindberg. Jodorowsky’s work with artist Roland Topor, Theater of Cruelty Champion Antonin Artaud and playwright Fernando Arrabal led to the formation of the “Panic Movement”, which by the mid 60’s was staging fully fledged “happenings”, theatrical events designed to be shocking.
In 1967, Jodorowsky directed his first feature "Fando Y Lis" in Mexico. The film provoked a riot when it debuted at the 1968 Acapulco Film Festival. His next film, the cult classic "EI Topo" opened in 1971 at the Elgin Theatre in New York. Hailed by John Lennon as a masterpiece, it catapulted Jodorowsky's career and started the "Midnight Movie" phenomenon. "The Holy Mountain", Jodorowsky's next film, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 1973 and is considered by many as his most daring film. Jodorowsky's filmography also includes "Tusk" (1979), the critically acclaimed "Santa Sangre" (1989) and "The Rainbow Thief' (1990) starring Omar Sharif, Christopher Lee and Peter O’Toole. Additionally, his legendary failed attempt to make the Frank Herbert book DUNE into a film was the subject of the critically acclaimed 2013 documentary “Jodorowsk’s Dune”.
A true Renaissance man, Jodorowsky developed a successful career as a graphic novelist, collaborating with famous illustrators such as Moebius and Juan Gimenez. He has written about and is well versed in the art of Tarot. From his practice as a tarot reader, his many years of working in the theatre and his interest in psychoanalysis, Jodorowsky has developed a mixture of psychotherapy and shamanism that he calls “Psychomagic”.
In 2011, 22 Years after “The Rainbow Thief”, Jodorowsky went back to his hometown, Tocopilla, a coastal village on edge of the Chilean desert to shoot “The Dance of Reality”, a film based on his autobiography. “Endless Poetry” continues the story.
Adan Jodorowsky’s acting debut was in 1989, at the age of 8, playing Fenix in his father’s cult film Santa Sangre, a role that earned him the Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Young Actor. He has since appeared in feature films including Jacques Barratler’s Rien , Voila L’Order and Julie Delpy’s Two Days in Paris . In Endless Poetry he stars as his father in his early years in Chile.
He has directed music videos and several short films including the 2013 short film The Voice Thief starring Asisa Argento, that earned several nominations and awards including the Canal + Grand Prize for Short Movie and the Grand Prize at the Gérardmer International Fantastic Film Festival. Jodorowsky composed the original soundtrack for Endless Poetry and The Dance Of Reality which was selected for the 2013 Cannes Directors Fortnight. He has also released 7 albums under the name Adanowsky, has toured worldwide and has earned two gold discs. His most recent album is "Adan & Xavi y Los Imanes"
Born in Mexico in 1962, Brontis Jodorowsky began his acting career when he was 7, in El Topo directed by his father Alejandro Jodorowsky. He was awarded the Diosa de Plata Prize in 1974 for Best Child Actor for his role in Pubertinaje by Pablo Leder and Jose´ Antonio Alcoriza,.
After moving to France in 1979, he continued to act on stage (with among others, Ariane Mnouchkine, the Théatre du Soleil, Irina Brook, Jorge Lavelli, Simon Abkarian, Bernard Sobel, Lukas Hemleb), in films and on television, while also beginning to focus on opera stage direction (Pelleas et Mélisande by Debussy in 2009, Rigoletto by Verdi in 2011, and Carmen by Bizet in 2012). In 2011 he starred in Tau by the Mexican director Daniel Castro Zimbrón, and as his grandfather in Jodorowsky’s The Dance Of Reality, which was selected for the Cannes Directors Fortnight in 2013.
Since, he has appeared in René Feret's Anton Tchekhov 1890 (France), Frank Pavich's Jodorowsky's Dune (USA), Antonio Chavarrías' The chosen (Mexico-Spain), and will soon be on screen in Daniel Castro Zimbron's Las tinieblas (Mexico), Nathalie Marchak's Par instinct (France), Daniel Graham's Opus zero (Mexico), José Padhila's Entebbe (U.K.) and Kyzza Tarraza's Bayoneta (Mexico).
He has worked on both theatrical and film projects with his father and Endless Poetry marks their 8th collaboration.
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Pamela Flores’ comes to the The Dance Of Reality with a background in opera and the classics. Since 2008 she has performed under the tutelage of pianists and seasoned performers Hilda Cabeza Grabner and Alfredo Saavedra.
Pamela has performed in The Elixir of Love in Santiago de Chile’s Municipal Theatre and was a soprano soloist in Carmina Burana with the Catalan company La Fura dels Baus. She has also performed in many other operas including Parsifal, The Magic Flute and Rusalka.
In The Dance Of Reality, Pamela stars as Sara Fellicidad, the director’s mother. In 2015, Flores and Alejandro Jodorowsky resumed their collaboration in Endless Poetry in which she plays the character Sara Fellicidad as well as the female lead, Stella Diaz.
Leandro Taub is a multidisciplinary artist from an Argentinean- Polish-Jewish-family working as a writer, actor, TV host and speaker. He has traveled extensively and studied in more than thirty countries.
He debuts as a screen actor in Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Endless Poetry. His daily posts on his social media channels are viewed by more than half a million followers. He currently divides his time between Jerusalem, Los Angeles and Berlin and is in pre-production on his directorial debut The Dream Of The Guest which he also wrote.