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Gala premiere in Mexico of The Dance of Reality

After walking a multitudinous red carpet, Alejandro Jodorowsky, guest of honor of the 11th FICM, presided over the gala premiere of The Dance of Reality in Mexico. The director was accompanied by producer Moisés Cosío, executive producer Javier Guerrero, main actor Brontis Jodorowsky, musician Adán Jodorowsky and his wife Pascale Montandon- Jodorowsky, who participated in the costume design and post production.


Alejandro Rámirez Magaña, president of the festival, said it was an honor for him, Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas Batel, vice president, and Daniela Michel, general director, to receive the director. Jodorowsky thanked everyone for their applause and for welcoming him and said that the film should be considered a Franco-Mexican production because of the percentage of Mexican participation.


Visibly moved, Brontis Jodorowsky said, “I’m going to say something that I’ve never said in public. Alejandro is the greatest director, the most wonderful director who I’ve ever worked with. I know that there are actors here. I hope you have the good fortune to participate in such a strong, intense film with such a wonderful director.”

For his part and in the same vein, Adán Jodorowsky added, “When Alejandro suggested to me that I do the music I was very touched. It was to musicalize the story of our family, the story of Alejandro’s childhood. Then it changed my life completely, yes, I feel transformed and I put my whole soul into doing this. My voice is shaking with emotion… and I think that we need to see the film.”

At the end of the screening, Brontis Jodorowsky responded to the questions from the audience, who greatly praised the film. One of the viewers asked him what it meant to have interpreted the father of his father in the film. Brontis said there are at least three Alejandros: the public figure, the father known only by him in their private life, and the archetype of a father that Alejandro possesses through his father, Jaime, and Jaime’s father who is also named Alejandro. To this, Brontis said, we would have to add the paternal version that he must build and deal with now that he has children. Finally, he stressed that The Dance of Reality is fiction in that Alejandro Jodorowsky was reconciled with his father figure. Somehow, for Brontis Jodorowsky, interpreting Jaime made him realize that his father was, and is, a son.