Fando y Lis (Fando and Lis)
Fando y Lis (Fando and Lis) (1970)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 24, 1999
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67%
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

An adorable, preposterous mutant film from the heyday of international do-your-own-thing moviemania.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

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.

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Jeremiah Kipp
ToxicUniverse.com

You're selling me a bridge, brother. I ain't gonna buy it.

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New York Times

For all its invocations of theater of cruelty, Fando and Lis hardly ever scares up anything stronger than unpleasant whimsey.

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Ben Cobb
Film4

Jodorowsky's lyrical fantasy leaves Fellini and Bu˝uel spluttering in its dust.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

A cross between Luis Bunuel and John Waters.

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Keith Phipps
AV Club

Undisciplined but not without effective passages, Fando & Lis isn't for all audiences, a work of provocation as much as a work of art.

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Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

unlike in Jodorowsky's later, longer works, here the parade of oddballs, freaks and degenerates never seems to have much drive or direction.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Surrealistic, raw and engrossing, Alejandro Jodorowsky's Fando y Lis is a film that has striking images of brutal violence, images that will stick with you… More
Cassandra Maples
The sad fact is that nobody makes movies like this anymore. Surrealism is dead and has been replaced by so-called "reality-based TV". Seeing FANDO… More
El Hombre Invisible
Filled with symbolism, it makes for a very difficult film to summarize, but is totally worth experiencing for those with open minds. Lis can't walk. Fando… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
A disturbing and weird film about love and hope. Fando (Sergio Kleiner) pushes his invalid girlfriend Lis (Diana Mariscal) across a strange desert wasteland in… More
Michael Gildea
Saw this last summer and I remember having the same opinion I generally have of Jodorowsky's films--glad I saw it but I don't really ever need to see… More
Eric Broome
When a film is based on surreal, head-flick imagery but has limited budget and the washed-out quality of a '40s stag reel, it's probably in trouble.… More