First US Trailer for Jodorowsky's Newest Film 'The Dance of Reality'

February 6, 2014
Source: YouTube

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.

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Reader Feedback - 5 Comments


looks pretty interesting..for some reason it all reminds me of this music video

Miko on Feb 6, 2014


I guess I'll watch Schwarzeneggers new trailer...

Nash on Feb 7, 2014


Great stuff and I once again thank this site for providing the information about this film. I remember way back when I was a young guy just starting out in the film world and learning about great films when El Topo came out. Some of the Beatles, Warren Beatty, and many others were praising the film so I went a saw it. Just amazing stuff. Like every word, every sentence in the sub-titles to this new film. Ah, you see? This, to me, is what great filmmaking is all about. I am rejoicing in hearing this news and seeing this trailer. He's still around, Jodorowsky, and still concerned with life and our place in it and what really matters. My day has been made. Now to find out how to see it and where as it won't be at the mall next to any comic book movie or the like so it'll require some effort; which will be well spent in my mind. Terrific and thanks Alex B. for posting this.

Bo on Feb 7, 2014


He's a crazy director, I think that's why I like him.

Carpola on Feb 7, 2014


Since hearing about him, I've watched a few of his films... I've loved each of them, especially The Holy Mountain. I CANNOT wait to see this (and Jodorowsky's Dune!) Thanks for posting this, Alex! By the way, there's a Jodorowsky T-shirt that's in the style of a Judas Priest logo, and it's lovely. Not saying I own it or that everyone should own it, but I am saying that I own one and that everyone should get one too.

Greg dinskisk on Feb 7, 2014

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