After a 23-year hiatus, THE DANCE OF REALITY marks the triumphant return of Alejandro Jodorowsky, the visionary Chilean filmmaker behind cult classics EL TOPO and THE HOLY MOUNTAIN.
His eagerly-awaited new film is a sensational, outrageous, surreal, hyper-imaginative magical realist dream autobiography of his difficult childhood growing up in a family of Ukrainian-Jewish immigrants in a small coastal town in Chile (Tocopilla, where the film was shot). His father (played by Jodorowsky's son Brontis) is harsh and dominating, an idealistic communist who attempts to assassinate a plutocratic general; his big-bosomed, over-protective mother (Pamela Flores), sings all her lines opera-style, often nude. Jodorowsky himself appears as a spirit guide to his youthful self (Jeremias Herskovits). Blending his personal history with metaphor, mythology and poetry, THE DANCE OF REALITY reflects Jodorowsky's philosophy that reality is not objective but rather a "dance" created by our own imaginations.
O Cinema is a cutting-edge independent cinema located in Miami's Wynwood Arts District, that specializes in showing first-run independent, foreign, art, and niche films.