The Dance of Reality available to watch online exclusively with Curzon Home Cinema
Staff Reporter | On 22, Aug 2015
Alejandro Jodorowsky’s The Dance of Reality is now available to watch online in the UK on Curzon Home Cinema.
The film marks the director’s return to cinema over two decades after his last film. Jodorowsky’s name in itself is enough to raise eyebrows: the Chilean filmmaker has given the world the controversial cult classics El Topo and The Holy Mountain.
At the height of his notoriety, he famously tried to adapt sci-fi epic Dune for the screen, only for the project never to take off. Now, hot on the heels of a documentary about that failed attempt – which was released in the UK straight to VOD earlier this year – the director’s latest film has taken a similar route, arriving both on digital and in cinemas on the same weekend.
The semi-autobiographical film – which stars his own son, Brontis – follows the young Jodorowsky in his coastal home town of Tocopilla (on the edge of the Chilean desert), where he is confronted by a collection of compelling characters that contributed to his burgeoning surreal consciousness.
Piecing together history, poetry and mythology in his typically surreal style, The Dance of Reality is now showing at the ICA in London from Friday 21st August. For those outside of the capital, Artificial Eye’s video on-demand service, Curzon Home Cinema, also has the film available to rent exclusively online.
Here’s a trailer: