Brontis Jodorowsky

Brontis Jodorowsky


Born in Mexico in 1962, Brontis Jodorowsky began his acting career at the age of 7, in “El Topo”, directed by his father Alejandro Jodorowsky. After participating in his father’s next movie, “The Holy Mountain”, and in José Antonio Alcaraz’s episode of “Pubertinaje”, he was awarded the Mexican Diosa de Plata Best Child Actor Prize in 1974, for his performance in José Luis Alcoriza’s film “El Muro del Silencio”. After moving to France in 1979 and finishing high school, he studied theater with Riszard Ciezlak and then continued to act on stage (with such directors as Ariane Mnouchkine, Irina Brook, Jorge Lavelli, Simon Abkarian, Bernard Sobel, Lukas Hemleb, Jean Liermier, Paul Golub, Laurent Laffargue), as well as feature films and television, while also beginning to focus on opera stage direction (“Pelleas et Mélisande” by Debussy in 2009, “Rigoletto” by Verdi in 2011, and “Carmen” by Bizet in 2012). In 2011, he starred in Mexican director Daniel Castro Zimbrón’s “Tau”, and in Alejandro Jodorowsky’s “The Dance of Reality”, which premiered at the Cannes Directors Fortnight in 2013. Since, he has appeared in René Feret’s “Anton Tchekhov 1890” (France), Frank Pavich’s “Jodorowsky’s Dune” (USA), Antonio Chavarrías’ “The Chosen” (Mexico-Spain), Alejandro Jodorowsky’s “Endless Poetry” (Chili / France), Daniel Castro Zimbron’s “Las tinieblas” (Mexico), Nathalie Marchak’s “Par Instinct” (France). In the summer of 2016 he again performed “Le Gorille” (The gorilla), created in 2008 based on a Franz Kafka tale, at the Festival d’Avignon Off. He has performed the play 302 times to date, in various countries and four different languages. A tour of the play to Mexico City and New-York is in preparation. He is also the author of two digital books : “El camino hacia la ganancia global” and “Algunos cuentos de sabiduría y otras tonterías” (Amazon) – and will publish in 2018 the hard cover “Manual de codicia” at Editorial Delirio (Spain). 2018 will see the film openings of Daniel Graham’s “Opus Zero (Mexico)”, José Padhila’s “7 Days in Entebbe” (U.K.), Kyzza Tarraza’s “Bayoneta” (Mexico / Finland) and David Yates’ “Fantastic Beasts : The Crimes of Grindelwald” (U.K. / U.S.A).


  • Film Name


  • El Topo

    Drama, Western

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