Jodorowsky’s Dune 5 May 2023

Title of the talk: Jodorowsky’s Dune

– Speaker: Mikolaj  Kubera

Date and time: Friday 5 May at 7:30 pm

Venue: Arthall, 8, triq Agius de Soldanis, Victoria, Gozo

Description of the Event:

In 1973, (just after his “The Holy Mountain” became a big success in Italy and worldwide) a Chilean-French surrealist, mystical director, Alejandro Jodorowsky, set on a journey to turn Frank Herbert’s classic “DUNE” into a movie. He gathered a group of extraordinary artists whom he called “spiritual warriors”, musicians (incl. Pink Floyd) and actors to create a movie he intended to go far beyond a mere adaptation of literature. His ambition was that of creating “a coming of a god”, “a cinematic messiah” that would change the minds of young generation.

The movie was to star Orson Welles, Salvador Dali, Mick Jagger, Udo Kier and Gloria Swanson, among others. Designs were made by Moebius (widely considered France’s best comic book artist) and H.R. Giger (a Swiss artist responsible for the design of “Alien”).

A gigantic production that was supposed to create a talkie as long as 14 hours. The movie was to end with the eponymous planet, Dune, gaining its own consciousness and travelling through the galaxy enlightening other planets, becoming like a Jesus of the universe.

The talk will present Jodorowsky, his vision of Dune (incl. excerpts from documentary “Jodorowsky’s Dune”), his choice of “spiritual warriors” and other collaborators. Free entrance and no reservation required.


– About the Speaker:

Mikolaj  Kubera runs an e-company offering IT mentoring and personal coaching services. He composes experimental and alchemical music developing different aesthetics under the name therainwillcome. He also writes poetry and short stories, translates lyrics from English to Polish, and doodles on occasion. Around 2010, he was involved in the art games movement; between the years 1999 and 2007 organized events around Japanese pop-culture and martial arts. Taoism and Zen are among his favourite philosophies. He recently gave a talk about William Blake at Arthall.


– Contact details Arthall:

Marta Obiols Fornell at or 77051564.

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