"Something very close to a masterpiece." - A.O. Scott - The New York Times
"Alejandro Jodorowsky's first film for more than two decades is a triumphant return, which mixes autobiography, politics, torture and fantasy to exuberant moving effect." - The Guardian
Produced and directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky, THE DANCE OF REALITY is his first film in 23 years. The legendary filmmaker ("El Topo," "The Holy Mountain") was born in 1929 in Tocopilla, a coastal town on the edge of the Chilean desert where the film was shot. It was there that Jodorowsky underwent an unhappy and alienated childhood as part of an uprooted family. Blending his personal history with metaphor, mythology and poetry, THE DANCE OF REALITY reflects Alejandro Jodorowsky's philosophy that reality is not objective but rather a "dance" created by our own imaginations.
Also catch Jodorowsky's cult classics EL TOPO and THE HOLY MOUNTAIN on FilmScene's big screen from new digital cinema prints!