Previously at the ICA - Films
26 Oct 2012 – 1 Nov 2012
Recognised as one of the greatest horror films of all time, Santa Sangre is a terrifying and psychedelic experience, where circus horrors cross over into everyday life. Divided into a flashback and a flash-forward, the film tells the story of Fenix, a patient in a mental hospital, his shattered past as a boy growing up in a circus, and his vengeful life beyond the asylum. From the celebrated director of El Topo, this is unlike any film ever made; an epic and surreal odyssey of beauty and madness.
"This freaky-erotic cult film about circus folk is extraordinary - creepy, humid and unwholesome" Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
Dir. Alejandro Jodorowsky, Mexico/Italy 1989, 123 minutes.