First US Trailer for Jodorowsky's Newest Film 'The Dance of Reality'
"The darkness… is swallowing everything!" ABKCO has debuted the US trailer for Alejandro Jodorowsky's first new film in 23 years, titled The Dance of Reality, a sort of oddly whimsical biographical look back at his own upbringing in Chile. For those unfamiliar, Jodorowksy is a Chilean filmmaker behind El Topo and Holy Mountain and is the subject of the outstanding doc Jodorowsky's Dune. He is back with his first film in over 20 years and it's very, very weird (I saw it in Cannes last year) and yet endearing in only the ways Jodo can deliver. This trailer might not make much sense, but oddly I think that is the point. Give it a shot.
Here's the first trailer for Jodorowsky's The Dance of Reality, or La danza de la realidad, via YouTube:
"Having broken away from my illusory self, I was desperately seeking a path and a meaning to life." This phrase perfectly sums up Jodorowsky’s biographical project: reconstituting the incredible adventure of his life. Filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky (El Topo, The Holy Mountain) was born in 1929 in Tocopilla, a coastal town on edge of the Chilean desert, where this film was shot. It was there where he discovered the fundamentals of reality, as he underwent an unhappy and alienated childhood as part of an uprooted family. The Dance of Reality, or La danza de la realidad in Spanish, first premiered in Directors' Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival. ABKCO Films is releasing the film in US theaters starting May 23rd this summer.