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Dance of Reality (15)

Biography, Drama, Fantasy

Alejandro Jodorowsky was born in 1929 in Tocopilla, a coastal town on the edge of the Chilean desert where this film was shot.

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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 Jodorowsky's philosophy that reality is not objective but rather a "dance" created by our own imaginations.

The critical consensus

Dazzling and heartfelt autobiopic from Chilean auteur Alejandro Jodorowsky.

****(*)Emma Simmonds, The List, 17/08/2015

Alejandro Jodorowsky makes a magical comeback.

****(*)Geoffrey MacNab, The Independent, 21/08/2015

The octogenarian director Alejandro Jodorowsky relives his troubled childhood in 1930s Chile in a film of carnivalesque exuberance.

****(*)Mark Kermode, The Observer, 23/08/2015

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General release. Check local listings for show times.

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