Fando y Lis (Fando and Lis)
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Directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky (EL TOPO, SANTA SANGRE), this strange classic was "lost" for 30 years. It tells the tale of two youths (Fando and his partially paralyzed lover Lis) who search through a destroyed world for the mythical city of Tar, where it is believed that all of one's wishes can come true. Instead, along the way, they are corrupted and driven mad. The film caused a riot upon its premiere at the 1968 Acapulco Film Festival.

Based on Jodorowsky's memories of a play by surrealist Fernando Arrabal, one of Jodorowsky's performance-art… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An adorable, preposterous mutant film from the heyday of international do-your-own-thing moviemania."
‑ Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
"Very much a late '60s freakout, tricked out with car cemeteries and action painting in the nude, the movie is fake-profound but seldom dull."
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"You're selling me a bridge, brother. I ain't gonna buy it."
‑ Jeremiah Kipp, ToxicUniverse.com
"For all its invocations of theater of cruelty, Fando and Lis hardly ever scares up anything stronger than unpleasant whimsey."
‑ , New York Times
"Jodorowsky's lyrical fantasy leaves Fellini and Bu˝uel spluttering in its dust."
‑ Ben Cobb, Film4
"A cross between Luis Bunuel and John Waters."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Undisciplined but not without effective passages, Fando & Lis isn't for all audiences, a work of provocation as much as a work of art."
‑ Keith Phipps, AV Club
"unlike in Jodorowsky's later, longer works, here the parade of oddballs, freaks and degenerates never seems to have much drive or direction."
‑ Anton Bitel, Eye for Film
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