Blending History, Memory, and Symbolism in The Dance of Reality Film by Alejandro Jodorowsky
Reviewed By: Open Floor International Library
Open Floor International Library
Recommended Reading Program: Art in Motion
Author: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Language availability: English
The key element of this study by Ana-Maria Gavrila, focuses on Jodorowsky’s cinematic poetry and on the filmmaker’s mode of filtering history, memory, subjectivity and magical realism, adding a critical dimension to our understanding of the politics and poetics of self-representation. The Dance of Reality is Jodorowsky’s most personal work to date, intentionally blurring the lines between past and present into oblivion, and consequently finding salvation through art.