A baroque mix of revolutionary politics, pop culture, and semiotics, loosely based on the play by Pedro Calderón de la Barca. A young prince learns that life is just a dream from which we wake when we die, and that dreams may be as real as life.
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I love how every surreal detail feels just as fitting and natural as anything that goes on in a dream does while dreaming. Usually, fantastical elements leave more of an impact if there's just one or a few, but Ruiz has a way of making it work.