A baroque mix of revolutionary politics, pop culture and semiotics loosely based on the play by Pedro Calderon de la Barca. A young prince learns that life is just a dream from which we wake when we die.
''Life is a Dream'' presents the aesthetics of collage, juxtaposing Ruiz´s unique sense of humor, profanity, and other different things. The film is set in 1984, loosely based on the plays of the 17th century writer Pedro Calderon de la Barca, in which Ignacio Vega, a Chilean dissident, left Chile and returned to a village in France where he grew up. It reveals the similarity of film, dream, and memory, swings across Ignacio´s experiences in cinema, his idea about the popular genres and the memories with magical powers: the movie that Ignacio is watching changes into a part of his dream. There’s no knowing what he looks at and what is actually happening. The film reflects Ruiz´s subversive view of the cinema to defy the conventions of the cinema that are supposed to be taken for granted. [JANG Byungwon]
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