Bertmer uses some bright colors, which really make the poster pop. And the amount of detail in the heroine’s (Is she the heroine? Do Jodorowsky films even have heroines?) boa and sleeve is mind boggling. Why does Mondo always do this to me? They know I’m a completist and I already have Bertmer’s OTHER Jodorowsky print, it’s just cruel. Ultimately, I’m very happy to be seeing another Florian Bertmer print and hope to see his posters more often through Mondo, as he has a great style that looks a bit more old fashioned and fine art-esque than most of the other artists Mondo uses.
If you’re like me and haven’t seen Santa Sangre, here is the synopsis from IMDb (Spoiler alert – since I haven’t seen the film I figured I would let you know there MIGHT be spoilers below):
“A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a child, when he and his family were circus performers: he saw his father cut off the arms of his mother, a religious fanatic and leader of the heretical church of Santa Sangre ('Holy Blood'), and then commit suicide. Back in the present, he escapes and rejoins his surviving and armless mother. Against his will, he 'becomes her arms' and the two undertake a grisly campaign of murder and revenge.”Like the TMNT posters, Bertmer’s Santa Sangre movie poster will be available sometime tomorrow (1/20) through Mondo. Make sure to follow their Twitter account for the drop announcement. This hand numbered poster measures 24” x 36”, comes in an edition of 200 and will cost $40.