Alejandro Jodorowsky is a Chilean-French filmmaker known for his avant-garde, surreal cult cinema classics like Santa Sangre and The Holy Mountain. His son, Adan, is also a filmmaker (as well as an actor and musician), and has similar taste. On the Kickstarter page for his upcoming project, he describes his film as "surrealistic ... strong, violent, artistic, without limits."
Naturally, he's shooting it in Miami.
Jodorowsky the junior is partnering with Borscht Corp. to produce The Voice Thief, "a surreal odyssey" now fundraising. And he's not the only collaborator to count himself as progeny of a renowned director. Asia Argento, daughter of influential Italian horror film director Dario Argento, will play the lead.
The Voice Thief will tell the story of an opera singer (Argento) whose voice is stolen, and her husband (played by the director's brother, Cristobal), who ventures out into the Miami underworld to steal voices for her as a replacement. Along the way, he encounters a prostitute dwarf who lives with her mother's corpse, and a cult who worships a giant transvestite.
"It will be surreal and beautiful," Jodorowsky promises.
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Jodorowsky is one of several guest filmmakers to be represented by Borscht this year, the organization says. In a year that's brought Borscht Corporation more success and recognition than ever before -- making waves at Sundance with Life and Times of Uncle Luke, being named among Filmmaker magazine's "25 New Faces of Independent Film" -- this news further showcases Miami's ripe possibilities for independent, avant garde work.
Before you can see the results, though, the film needs funding. Visit the Kickstarter page to learn more about the project, and to contribute.