POETRY is Jodorowsky's examination of his young adulthood in Santiago,
Chile, in the 1940s and '50s. The film explores every facet of the
artistic process and the methods by which a son tears himself from the
clutches of his family. The director confronts his own familial
connections - and himself - by casting his son as the young Jodorowsky and casting the same actress as both his mother and his lover, the poet
Stella Díaz. The film is at once surreal, profane, gorgeous, and utterly
Freudian and Felliniesque.
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