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Watch: Trailer For Alejandro Jodorowsky’s First Film In 23 Years, ‘The Dance Of Reality’

Watch: Trailer For Alejandro Jodorowsky's First Film In 23 Years, 'The Dance Of Reality'

For all the Goslings and Grays and Gatsbys on the Croisette, for some, the biggest news at Cannes this year is the return of Alejandro Jodorowsky. The French/Chilean filmmaker, the man behind cult hits “El Topo” and “The Holy Mountain,” hasn’t made a film for 23 years, since 1990’s “The Rainbow Thief,” is now all over Cannes; a documentary about his ill-fated attempt to film “Dune” is premiering, and his return to directing with “The Dance Of Reality” just screened this morning.

An adaptation of his own memoir that’s drawing comparisons to Fellini, we haven’t yet caught the film, but the word is pretty good (read Indiewire’s take here). To tide us, and yourselves over, a new trailer for the film has arrived from French distributors Pathe, and it looks very, very promising indeed, not least for Jodorowsky fans. Take a look below.

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european art house cinema never fails to be its own worst parody.


It should be made into global law that all the major studios unconditionally give up 10% of their revenues annually to finance whatever the hell this guy wants to make.

Danny Indio

Seeing signs of his signature touch using strong colorful production design and bizarre/macabre characters makes me very excited to see this new work.

Can you imagine what he could do if he were given free rein to direct Marvel's Dr. Strange?


Very cool. Amarcord was the first touchstone film I thought of.


Terrence Malick meets David Lynch


Strangely enough, even with a Spanish voice over and French subtitles, this looks to be his most accessible film yet.

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