Raúl Ruiz

Biography

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Raúl Ernesto Ruiz Pino (French: Raoul Ruiz; 25 July 1941 – 19 August 2011) was an experimental Chilean filmmaker, writer and teacher whose work is best known in France. He directed more than 100 films.

Ruiz spent some years at the Catholic University of Santa Fe, Argentina's cinema school. Back in Chile, he directed his first feature film Tres tristes tigres in the late 1960s, winning the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival. He was something of an outsider among the politically oriented filmmakers of his generation, such as Miguel Littín and Helvio Soto, his work being far more ironic, surrealistic, and experimental. In 1973, after the coup d'état led by the dictator Augusto Pinochet, he left Chile and settled in France. After several years producing and directing low-budget telefilms, he began working with larger budgets and "name" stars in 1996 with Three Lives and Only One Death. The following year he directed Genealogies of a Crime, starring Catherine Deneuve. John Malkovich starred in Le temps retrouvé, Les Âmes fortes and Klimt.

Ruiz died in August 2011 as a result of complications from a lung infection, He was 72.

His final completed feature “Night Across the Street” (2012) was selected to be screened posthumously in the Directors' Fortnight section of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

From Wikipedia

Raúl Ernesto Ruiz Pino (French: Raoul Ruiz; 25 July 1941 – 19 August 2011) was an experimental Chilean filmmaker, writer and teacher whose work is best known in France. He directed more than 100 films.

Ruiz spent some years at the Catholic University of Santa Fe, Argentina's cinema school. Back in Chile, he directed his first feature film Tres tristes tigres in the late 1960s, winning the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival. He was something of an outsider among the politically oriented filmmakers of his generation, such as Miguel Littín and Helvio Soto, his work being far more ironic, surrealistic, and experimental. In 1973, after the coup d'état led by the dictator Augusto Pinochet, he left Chile and settled in France. After several years producing and directing low-budget telefilms, he began working with larger budgets and "name" stars in 1996 with Three Lives and Only One Death. The following year he directed Genealogies of a Crime, starring Catherine Deneuve. John Malkovich starred in Le temps retrouvé, Les Âmes fortes and Klimt.

Ruiz died in August 2011 as a result of complications from a lung infection, He was 72.

His final completed feature “Night Across the Street” (2012) was selected to be screened posthumously in the Directors' Fortnight section of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

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Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 70

Birthday 1941-07-25

Day of Death 2011-08-19

Place of Birth Puerto Montt, Chile

Adult Actor False

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Also Known As

  • Raoul Ruiz

Known For

Directing TV ShowsMovies

2012 Night Across the Street … Director
2012 Ballet Aquatique … Director
2010 Mysteries of Lisbon … Director
2009 A Closed Book … Director
2008 La maison Nucingen … Director
2007 La recta provincia … Director
2007 To Each His Own Cinema … Director
2006 Klimt … Director
2005 The Lost Domain … Director
2004 Dias de campo … Director
2003 That Day … Director
2003 A Place Among the Living … Director
2002 Cofralandes, Chilean Rhapsody … Director
2001 Savage Souls … Director
2000 Comedy of Innocence … Director
2000 Love Torn in a Dream … Director
1999 Time Regained … Director
1998 Shattered Image … Director
1997 Genealogies of a Crime … Director
1997 The Film to Come … Director
1996 Three Lives and Only One Death … Director
1995 À propos de Nice, la suite … Director
1995 Fado majeur et mineur … Director
1995 Wind Water (Feng Shui) … Director
1992 The Solitudes … Director
1992 L'oeil qui ment … Director
1991 A TV Dante (Cantos 9 to 14) … Director
1990 The Golden Boat … Director
1987 Life Is a Dream … Director
1987 Professor Taranne … Director
1987 The Blind Owl … Director
1986 Mammame … Director
1985 The Insomniac on the Bridge … Director
1985 Regime Without Bread … Director
1985 Treasure Island … Director
1984 Voyage of a Hand … Director
1984 The Real Presence … Director
1984 Vanishing Point … Director
1984 City of Pirates … Director
1984 Manuel on the Island of Wonders(3 episodes) … Director
1983 Three Crowns of the Sailor … Director
1983 Bérénice … Director
1982 Querelle de jardins … Director
1982 On Top of the Whale … Director
1982 Ombres chinoises … Director
1981 The Territory … Director
1981 Image de sable … Director
1980 Zig~Zag … Director
1979 Of Great Events and Ordinary People … Director
1979 Petit manuel d'histoire de France … Director
1979 The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting … Director
1978 The Suspended Vocation … Director
1978 The Divisions of Nature … Director
1977 Dog's Dialogue … Director
1976 Utopia: The Scattered Body and the World Upside Down … Director
1975 Dialogues of the Exiled … Director
1974 The Expropriation … Director
1973 Little White Dove … Director
1971 Nadie dijo nada … Director
1971 Ahora te vamos a llamar hermano … Director
1970 What Is to Be Done? … Director
1970 The Penal Colony … Director
1968 Tres tristes tigres … Director
1963 La maleta … Director
1900 Dans un miroir … Director
1900 Capítulo 66 … Director
1900 El realismo socialista … Director

Writing

2012 Night Across the Street … Writer
2012 Ballet Aquatique … Writer
2008 Secrets … Writer
2006 Klimt … Writer
2005 The Lost Domain … Writer
2004 Dias de campo … Screenplay
2003 That Day … Writer
2003 A Place Among the Living … Writer
2002 Cofralandes, Chilean Rhapsody … Writer
2000 Love Torn in a Dream … Screenplay
1999 Time Regained … Scenario Writer
1997 Genealogies of a Crime … Writer
1996 Three Lives and Only One Death … Writer
1991 Amelia Lópes O'Neill … Writer
1987 Professor Taranne … Writer
1987 The Blind Owl … Writer
1985 Treasure Island … Writer
1983 Three Crowns of the Sailor … Writer
1983 Bérénice … Writer
1982 On Top of the Whale … Writer
1982 Ombres chinoises … Screenplay
1980 Zig~Zag … Scenario Writer
1979 Of Great Events and Ordinary People … Writer
1971 Nadie dijo nada … Writer
1968 Tres tristes tigres … Writer

Acting

2012 Ballet Aquatique
2002 Cofralandes, Chilean Rhapsody as Narrator
1992 The Solitudes as Narrator
1989 Red Lob as south-American man

Creator

1984 Manuel on the Island of Wonders … Creator

Production

2002 Cofralandes, Chilean Rhapsody … Producer

Editing

2002 Cofralandes, Chilean Rhapsody … Editor

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