Santa Sangre - 30th Anniversary Screening18

Santa Sangre - 30th Anniversary Screening

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  • Thu 26 Sep
  • 123 minutes
  • Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky
  • Cast: Axel Jodorowsky, Blanca Guerra, Guy Stockwell
  • Mexico (1989)


"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." The AV Club

"The most accessible film by Mexican avant-garde auteur Alejandro Jodorowsky, his horror head-scratcher divides its time between the sanitarium and the circus."
Total Film

"Visionary and haunting, Santa Sangre is a mixture of blood poetry and gobbledygook that keeps springing astonishingly to life"
Rolling Stone.

A former circus artist escapes from a mental hospital to rejoin his armless mother - the leader of a strange religious cult - and is forced to enact brutal murders in her name as he becomes "her arms".