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CSS: Santa Sangre (Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1989) & dj set Ar’kan
24 May, 2018, 6:00 pm - 25 May, 2018, 1:00 am
Dj set on the terrace -18:00
Film on the terrace – 21:00
Dj set inside – 23:00
Santa Sangre is not your run-of-the-mill-easily-fitting-within-labels kind of film. Through their style most of all of Jodorowsky’s films break out of conventions, this particular one juggling with the tropes of arthouse horror : poetry, surrealism, black humor, all of them meshed into symbolic frames that easily board the subconscious train.
A child born between mysticism and magic, a matriarchal cult venerating an armless saint and a circus inciting danger and sensuality – this would be the cinematic introduction Jodorowsky would have made for his film. Fenix, the character growing up in a foster home after his mother losing her hands and his dad committing suicide, progressively becomes the extension of his mother’s senses, even of her thoughts (this is a subtle reference to cinema’s classic The Invisible Man).
Santa Sangre is a film in which magic realism gains a Freudian point of view, thus describing a cinematic boomerang which challenges evil and does not emptily celebrate it.
The movie has stirred descriptions where Jung, Fellini, Bunuel, expressionism as well as sadomasochism, were all mentioned, many of these descriptions trying their hand at defining at least at tiny fraction of the director’s imaginarium.
Jodorowsky is the type of director who can heal a traumatised child with a midget and a mute girl.
text written by Stefan Aganencei
ar’kan (Te Doare + LVNF)
#ColectivaSilverScreen proposes a series of feature and documentary film screenings with dystopian, anarchist, activist, trangressive and other various underground culture related themes, ranging from the culture’s onset until the present day.
Artwork: Alexandra Mocan