I dream that I am here
of these imprisonments charged,
and I dreamed that in another state
happier I saw myself.
What is life? A frenzy.
What is life? An illusion,
A shadow, a fiction,
And the greatest profit is small;
For all of life is a dream,
And dreams, are nothing but dreams.
- from La Vida Es Sueño by Pedro Calderon dela Barca
Life is a Dream is a 1987-film. 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, and that dreams may be as real as life.