The Dance of Reality(La danza de la realidad)

  • Dir: Alejandro Jodorowsky

  • Chile/France, 2013, Spanish, 133mins, DCP, Category III

  • Cast: Brontis Jodorowsky, Pamela Flores, Jeremias Herskovits

Ending an absence of 23 years, Jodorowsky returns like a conquering hero with an exuberant magic-realist memoir of his childhood, replete with iguanas, circus clowns and amputees. In a Freudian casting with his own son playing his dad, the ever-provocative Chilean director artfully weaves together stories of his tyrannical immigrant father and voluptuous mother with the social issues of his country, including poverty, anti-Semitism and the dictatorship his father sought to destroy. Euphoric, despairing, yet stunningly beautiful, this fantastical coming-of-age story offers intriguing insight into his creative career, and transformative power to heal his personal wounds.

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