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4,608 Ratings

Waking Life

Directed by Richard Linklater
United States, 2001
Animation, Avant-Garde, Comedy


A young man remains in a persistent lucid dream-like state. The film follows its protagonist as he initially observes and later participates in philosophical discussions that weave together issues like reality, free will, our relationships with others, and the meaning of life.

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Waking Life Directed by Richard Linklater

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

2001 | Winner: CinemAvvenire' Award

Sundance Film Festival


Toronto International Film Festival


San Sebastián International Film Festival


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