2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

The Dance of Reality

The "Dance of Reality" is one of the most anticipated titles premiering at SXSW this year. Produced and directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky, it is his first film in 23 years.The legendary filmmaker was born in 1929 in Tocopilla, a coastal town on the edge of the Chilean desert, where this film was shot. It was there that Jodorowsky underwent an unhappy and alienated childhood as part of an uprooted family.
Blending his personal history with metaphor, mythology and poetry, "The Dance of Reality" reflects Jodorowsky’s philosophy that reality is not objective but rather a "dance" created by our own imaginations.

Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky

Executive Producer: Xavier Guerrero Yamamoto

Producer: Michel Seydoux, Moisés Cosío, Alejandro Jodorowsky

Screenwriter: Alejandro Jodorowsky

Cinematographer: Jean-Marie Dreujou

Editor: Maryline Monthieux

Production Designer: Alejandro Jodorowsky

Music: Adan Jodorowsky

Additional Credits: Costume Design: Pascale Montandon-Jodorowsky, Producer Manager: Xavier Guerrero Yamamoto, Music and Orchestration: Jonathan Handelsman, Sound Mix: Jean-Paul Hurier

Principal Cast: Brontis Jodorowsky, Pamela Flores, Jeremias Herskovits, Cristobal Jodorowsky, Bastián Bodenhöfer, Alejandro Jodorowsky – Actor


Alejandro Jodorowsky is a Chilean-French filmmaker, playwright, actor, author, musician, comics writer and spiritual guru. Best known for his avant-garde films, he has been venerated by cult cinema enthusiasts for his work which is filled with violently surreal images and a hybrid blend of mysticism and religious provocation.

Distributor: ABKCO Films

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