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Santa Sangre

2hrs 3mins
Directed by
Alejandro Jodorowsky
Axel Jodorowsky,
Adan Jodorowsky,
Sabrina Denisen

Forget Everything You Have Ever Seen.

Fifteen years after Alejandro Jodorowsky’s El Topo and The Holy Mountain unlocked our collective third eye, the legendary provocateur made his ‘80s comeback with this staggering odyssey of ecstasy, anguish, belief, blasphemy, beauty and madness. Santa Sangre continues to enrapture both Jodorowsky newbies and dedicated fans alike with its tale of a young circus performer, the crime of passion that shatters his soul, and a macabre journey back to the world of his armless mother.

 Restoration courtesy of Severin Films and the American Genre Film Archive.

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A movie like none other I have seen before...a film in which the inner chambers of the soul are laid bare.

Review Author
Roger Ebert
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One of the great hallucinatory experiences in cinema, a visually intoxicating horror trip. A perfect introduction for those eager to travel down more rarely explored routes of international film.

Review Author
Nathaniel Thompson
Review Publication
Mondo Digital
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Drawing on his training in mime and his fascination with Gnosticism, Jodorowsky converted a story about a bizarre murderer into a grand work of art, full of symbols and imagery that reach beyond language to something primal and original.

Review Author
The AV Club

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