Magazine article Screen International

Prolific Filmmaker Raul Ruiz Dies at Age 70

Magazine article Screen International

Prolific Filmmaker Raul Ruiz Dies at Age 70

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Director Raul Ruiz died in Paris this morning at the age of 70, following a lung infection.

Ruiz was born in Chile in 1941, and left the country during Pinochet's fascist coup of 1973 and has lived in Paris since.

His first feature was Tres tristes tigres in 1968, which won the Golden Leopard at Locarno.

His most recent film, the lauded four-and-a-half Portugal-set epic Mysteries of Lisbon, is currently in cinemas in the US. It won France's prestigious Louis Delluc prize.

His films include Time Regained, Klimt, Genealogies of A Crime, Three Lives and Only One Death, The Hypothesis Of The Stolen Painting, Richard III, Shattered Image, The Golden Boat, and The Penal Colony.

The prolific filmmaker worked on more than 100 films, including theatrical works and TV projects both fiction and documentary, and employing several languages and formats (from 35mm to video). …

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