Perspectives Film Festival 2016: THE DANCE OF REALITY (R21)


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The Singapore Film Society is proud to support Perspectives Film Festival with a special selection of four titles from their programme for SFS members to enjoy.


Dir. Alejandro Jodorowsky

2013 | Chile | Biography/Drama/Fantasy | 133 mins | DCP | In Spanish with English subtitles | R21 (Nudity and Violence)

Official Selection - Director's Fortnight (Cannes Film Festival)

Surrealist master Alejandro Jodorowsky ('El Topo' and 'The Holy Mountain') makes a directorial return after 23 years with 'The Dance of Reality' – an autobiographical tale of his childhood set in the Chilean small town Tocopilla.

The film tells of the young Jodorowskyʼs growing struggles of conforming to his austere, Stalin-worshipping fatherʼs version of masculinity while being influenced by the graceful spirit of his loving yet weak-willed mother. The film journeys through Alejandroʼs early confrontation with the human realities of growth, love, prejudice, and loss.

Jodorowsky recreates his memories with strong surrealist elements in a no-holds-barred coming-of-age retelling of his troubled childhood. Yet his fusion of mythology, poetry and surrealism do not veil us from the filmʼs very reality but tenderly provokes us into questioning the existential and socio-political themes surrounding his early years in Chile.

'The Dance of Reality' is part of the Jodorowsky Double-Bill, one of the highlights of the festival this year.


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Sat Oct 29, 2016
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM SGT
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