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

by Oliver Lyttelton
May 18, 2013 12:01 PM
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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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  • mack | May 21, 2013 10:14 AMReply

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

  • DS | May 20, 2013 5:42 PMReply

    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 | May 20, 2013 8:30 AMReply

    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?

  • Glass | May 18, 2013 12:34 PMReply

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

  • Anonymous | May 18, 2013 12:30 PMReply

    Terrence Malick meets David Lynch

  • The Critic | May 20, 2013 12:24 AM

    If you start comparing Jodorowsky with other filmmakers, specially those who have been influenced by him, you probably know very little about Jodorowsky. Cheers!

  • huffy | May 18, 2013 9:43 PM

    How about just "Alejandro Jodorowsky"?

  • PcChongor | May 18, 2013 12:25 PMReply

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

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