Alejandro JODOROWSKY Psychomagic,A Healing Art
© Pascale Montandon-Jodorowsky
The latest film by the director Alejandro Jodorowsky, Psychomagic, A Healing Art, is a cinematographic experience demonstrating the practice of "psychomagic," a therapeutic art he created many decades ago. It incorporates footage from past works he has directed, revealing how the art of psychomagic binds together many scenes in Jodorowsky's films. Placing himself in a different approach than Sigmund Freud, he asserts that psychomagic is not a science based on words but an art based on acts. The film shows how Jodorowsky has responded to each personal problem of suffering people and healed it with his art of Psychomagic therapy over many decades. Also it shows how he has developed such therapeutic art into what he calls "Social Psychomagic", for groups of persons, cities, and countries.
- Born 1929 in Tocopilla Province, Republic of Chile
- Based in Paris, France
Active as a film director, poet, theater director, and comic artist, Jodorowsky powerfully engages with such themes as the tarot, Zen, and meditation, and has legions of avid fans worldwide. He rose to prominence with El Topo (1970), a big hit as "midnight-movie" screenings in New York, and gained enthusiastic support from John Lennon and Andy Warhol. Later he established a solid position as a cult auteur with The Holy Mountain (1973) and Santa Sangre (1989). His recent The Dance of Reality (2013) and Endless Poetry (2016) are autobiographical films that delve into his own roots. Currently, he is preparing for production of a new film to be the final part of this autobiographical trilogy.
Selected Works & Awards
|2013||The Dance of Reality|
|1973||The Holy Mountain|
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