OUT 6 JANUARY / CERT TBC / 128 MINS DIRECTOR Alejandro Jodorowsky CAST Adan Jodorowsky, Pamela Flores, Brontis Jodorowsky, Leandro Taub
FOLLOWING THE DANCE Of Reality, the second instalment of 87-year-old Alejandro Jodorowsky’s proposed five-part memoir sees the aspiring poet rebel against his shopkeeper father and learn a little about sex and excess in bohemian 1940s Santiago. Brimming with quirky wit, kinky erotica, mischievous provocation and visual bravura, this ramblingly episodic and bullishly played saga is pretty conventional by Jodorowsky’s standards. But it’s often thrillingly bold and inventive, as he makes light of a meagre budget to create canvas façades, cardboard props and colourful costumes that vividly capture the backstreets, nightclubs, political rallies and carnival parades of his eventful youth. A cineaste’s treat.