Fando and Lis (1968)
aka Fando y Lis
Genre: Surreal | Adventure | Fantasy
Country: Mexico | Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Language: Spanish | Subtitles: English, French
& Spanish (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: 1.37:1 | Length: 97mn
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Audio 2: Commentary by Director Alejandro Jodorowsky
Fando and his partially paralyzed lover Lis search for the mythical city of Tar. Based on Jodorowsky’s memories of a play by surrealist Fernando Arrabal.
“Fando & Lis” is Alejandro Jodorowsky’s first full length feature film. Like the 1930 film “L Age D Or”, the 1967 premier at the Acapulco film festival in Mexico led to riots. The images shocked many viewers and Jodorowsky had to flee for his life. The film’s story concerns Fando and his crippled girlfriend Lis. Fando is very cruel, but sometimes sympathetic. He pushes Lis around in a cart through many strange and surreal scenarios. We also witness flashbacks of Lis as a child loosing her innocents to the corruption of adults. Fando has flashbacks of his father and the soldiers which took his dad away from him. For the two main characters, it’s a bizarre world gone mad. Fando & Lis are on a journey to the miraculous city of Tar. Lis is convinced she’ll be healed of her physical disorder and able to walk again.
This film is based on a short play by Fernado Arrabal. and at time feels like a follow up to the later filmed “Viva la Muerte”. Although shot in B&W viewers are treated to many bizarre images including; a burning piano, body painting, drag queens, mud people and other assorted strangeness. “Fando & Lis” holds its place in the hall of fame of weird films. You must see it to believe it.