July 11, 2017 at 01:02 PM EDT

The release of a movie by Alejandro Jodorowsky is always a notable event, partly because the Chilean filmmaker doesn’t actually make too many films, and partly because of his truly unique, phantasmagorical, cinematic voice. In his new work, Endless Poetry, the now 88-year-old director of cult classic El Topo details how his younger self left home against the wishes of his authoritarian father to pursue his dream of becoming a poet and fell in with the Bohemian inner circle of Chilean capital Santiago.

Living with these inspirational artists, Jodorowsky’s exploration of his inner feelings takes him on a journey of sensual experimentation leading him to realize his innermost desires and passions. The result is a strange, beautiful cinematic memoir which stars two of the director’s sons, Adan and Brontis, as well as the man himself.

Endless Poetry costars Pamela Flores and Leandro Taub and will be released in theaters this Friday. Watch an exclusive clip from the film, above.

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