Santa Sangre

Santa Sangre

A FILM BY: Alejandro Jodorowsky
WRITTEN BY: Alejandro Jodorowsky (story), Roberto Leoni (story)
STARRING: Axel Jodorowsky, Blanca Guerra, Guy Stockwell


Sponsored by ALTER | Preceded by FUCKKKYOUUU (Eddie Alcazar, 9 min, 2015)

Fifteen years after Alejandro Jodorowsky’s EL TOPO and THE HOLY MOUNTAIN unlocked our collective third eye, the legendary provocateur made his ‘80s comeback with this staggering odyssey of ecstasy, anguish, belief, blasphemy, beauty and madness. SANTA SANGRE continues to enrapture both Jodorowsky newbies and dedicated fans like with its tale of a young circus performer, the crime of passion that shatters his soul, and a macabre journey back to the world of his armless mother.

“A movie like none other I have seen before...a film in which the inner chambers of the soul are laid bare.” -- Roger Ebert

“One of the great hallucinatory experiences in cinema, a visually intoxicating horror trip. A perfect introduction for those eager to travel down more rarely explored routes of international film.” -- Nathaniel Thompson, Mondo Digital

ALTER is a horror brand that explores the human condition through warped and uncanny perspectives featuring horror short films, movies, series, and more.


With the ability to travel in time, a lonely girl finds love and comfort by connecting with her past self. Eventually faced with rejection she struggles with her identity and gender, and as time folds onto itself only one of them can remain.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1989
Country of Origin: Italy
Language: English
Run Time: 123 mins
Format: DCP