Life Is a Dream (1986 film)

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Life is a Dream
Directed byRaúl Ruiz
Written byRaúl Ruiz (based on Pedro Calderón de la Barca)
StarringSylvain Thirolle
Music byJorge Arriagada
CinematographyJacques Bouquin
Release date
  • 1987 (1987)

Life is a Dream (French: Mémoire des apparences) is a 1987 French art film directed by Raúl Ruiz. It is a metafictional work about exile, cinema and mnemonics featuring characters and scenes from the Spanish Golden Age play Life Is a Dream (1635).[1]


  • Sylvain Thirolle as Ignacio Vega
  • Roch Leibovici
  • Bénédicte Sire as Astrea
  • Laurence Cortadellas
  • Jean-Bernard Guillard as Prince Segismundo
  • Jean-Pierre Agazar
  • Alain Halle-Halle
  • Jean-François Lapalus
  • Alain Rimoux


  1. ^ Stern, Lesley. "Life is a Dream (Mémoire des apparences, France, 1986)". Rouge.