Psychomagic: A Healing Art | An Alejandro Jodorowsky Documentary
FR, 2019, R: Alejandro Jodorowsky, 100 Min OmeU, (French, English, & Spanish with English Subtitles)
Internationally acclaimed French-Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky unveils an intimate exploration of his theory of trauma therapy. His unique concept of healing uses performance art as a vehicle to counter deep, debilitating psychic suffering with literal acts of confrontation in real world applications. Drawing from a life-long study of philosophy, psychology, ethnology and world religions, from Freud to shamans, from Kabbalah to Gurdjieff and everything in between, the filmmaker works directly with suffering people who are eager to face, resolve and transcend their personal dilemmas through the use of this radical and performative art therapy. Intercut with scenes from Jodorowskys most famous films, Psychomagic parallels and explains his intent and vision present from the start of his career, giving new perspective and meaning to his seminal works, while simultaneously breaking the wall between fictional and real.