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.

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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.

Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 82

Birthday 1941-07-25

Day of Death 2011-08-19

Place of Birth Puerto Montt, Chile

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Also Known As

  • Raoul Ruiz

Directing TV ShowsMovies

2017 La Telenovela ErranteDirector
2012 Night Across the StreetDirector
2012 Ballet AquatiqueDirector
2012 EpistolarDirector
2010 Mysteries of LisbonDirector
2009 A Closed BookDirector
2008 La maison NucingenDirector
2008 Litoral, cuentos del marDirector
2007 La recta provinciaDirector
2007 To Each His Own CinemaDirector
2006 KlimtDirector
2005 The Lost DomainDirector
2004 Dias de campoDirector
2003 That DayDirector
2003 A Place Among the LivingDirector
2002 Cofralandes, Chilean RhapsodyDirector
2001 Savage SoulsDirector
2000 Comedy of InnocenceDirector
2000 Love Torn in a DreamDirector
1999 Time RegainedDirector
1998 Shattered ImageDirector
1997 Genealogies of a CrimeDirector
1997 The Film to ComeDirector
1996 Three Lives and Only One DeathDirector
1995 À propos de Nice, la suiteDirector
1995 Fado majeur et mineurDirector
1995 Wind Water (Feng Shui)Director
1992 The SolitudesDirector
1992 Dark at NoonDirector
1992 Visions and Marvels of the Christian ReligionDirector
1991 A TV Dante (Cantos 9 to 14)Director
1990 The Golden BoatDirector
1988 Brise-glaceDirector
1987 Brise-Glace: Histoires de glaceDirector
1987 Life Is a DreamDirector
1987 Professor TaranneDirector
1987 The Blind OwlDirector
1986 MammameDirector
1985 The Insomniac on the BridgeDirector
1985 Regime Without BreadDirector
1985 Treasure IslandDirector
1984 7 False ConnectionsDirector
1984 Manuel on the Island of WondersDirector
1984 Voyage of a HandDirector
1984 The Real PresenceDirector
1984 Vanishing PointDirector
1984 City of PiratesDirector
1984 Manuel on the Island of Wonders(3 episodes)Director
1983 Three Crowns of the SailorDirector
1983 BéréniceDirector
1982 Querelle de jardinsDirector
1982 On Top of the WhaleDirector
1982 Ombres chinoisesDirector
1981 The TerritoryDirector
1981 Image de sableDirector
1980 The New CityDirector
1980 Zig~ZagDirector
1979 Of Great Events and Ordinary PeopleDirector
1979 Petit manuel d'histoire de FranceDirector
1978 The Suspended VocationDirector
1978 The Hypothesis of the Stolen PaintingDirector
1978 The Divisions of NatureDirector
1977 Dog's DialogueDirector
1976 Utopia: The Scattered Body and the World Upside DownDirector
1975 Dialogues of the ExiledDirector
1974 The ExpropriationDirector
1973 Palomita blancaDirector
1971 Nadie dijo nadaDirector
1971 Ahora te vamos a llamar hermanoDirector
1970 What Is to Be Done?Director
1970 The Penal ColonyDirector
1968 Tres tristes tigresDirector
1963 La maletaDirector
1900 Dans un miroirDirector
1900 Capítulo 66Director
1900 El realismo socialistaDirector

Writing

2012 Night Across the StreetWriter
2012 Ballet AquatiqueWriter
2008 SecretsWriter
2006 KlimtWriter
2005 The Lost DomainWriter
2004 Dias de campoScreenplay
2003 That DayWriter
2003 A Place Among the LivingWriter
2002 Cofralandes, Chilean RhapsodyWriter
2000 Love Torn in a DreamScreenplay
1999 Time RegainedScenario Writer
1997 Genealogies of a CrimeWriter
1996 Three Lives and Only One DeathWriter
1992 Visions and Marvels of the Christian ReligionWriter
1991 Amelia Lópes O'NeillWriter
1988 Brise-glaceWriter
1987 Brise-Glace: Histoires de glaceWriter
1987 Professor TaranneWriter
1987 The Blind OwlWriter
1985 The Insomniac on the BridgeScreenplay
1985 Notre mariageScreenplay
1985 Treasure IslandWriter
1984 Manuel on the Island of WondersWriter
1984 Vanishing PointScreenplay
1984 City of PiratesScreenplay
1983 Three Crowns of the SailorWriter
1983 BéréniceWriter
1982 On Top of the WhaleWriter
1982 Ombres chinoisesScreenplay
1980 Zig~ZagScenario Writer
1979 Of Great Events and Ordinary PeopleWriter
1978 The Hypothesis of the Stolen PaintingWriter
1971 Nadie dijo nadaWriter
1968 Tres tristes tigresWriter

Acting

2013 What Now? Remind Me as (archive footage)
2012 Ballet Aquatique
2002 Cofralandes, Chilean Rhapsody as Narrator
1992 The Solitudes as Narrator
1989 Red Wood Pigeon as south-American man

Production

2002 Cofralandes, Chilean RhapsodyProducer
1975 Dialogues of the ExiledProduction Director

Creator

2011 Mistérios de LisboaCreator
1984 Manuel on the Island of WondersCreator

Editing

2002 Cofralandes, Chilean RhapsodyEditor

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