Jodorowsky to be guest of honour at Reykjavik International Film Fesitval

The Holy Mountain, in which the director himself plays an …

The Holy Mountain, in which the director himself plays an alchemist, is undoubtedly Jodorowsky's most famous film. Screenshot/ YouTube

The Reykjavik International Film Festival has announced that Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky will be their guest of honour at this year's festival which takes place at the beginning of October. 

Jodorowsky, born in 1929 is a legendary director with The Holy Mountain undoubtedly being his most famous film. It is a surreal and very symbolic fantasy film exloring the esoterisim of western culture. 

Among the chilean-born directors other films are El Topo and (1970), Santa Sangre (1989) and Jodorowsky famously attempted to film Frank Herbert's 1965 science fiction novel Dune, later filmed by David Lynch.  The documentary Jodorowsky's Dune focuses on this attempt. 

Jodorowsky, who is now 86 years old has just completed his last film, Endless Poetry.

RIFF takes palce this year between September 29th to October 9th and Jodorowsky will be reveiving the RIFF lifetime achievement award for his contribution to cinema. Several of his films will be screened at the festival and he will also be hosting a masterclass. 

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