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Rafael Corkidi (1930–2013)

Rafael Corkidi was born on May 20, 1930 in Puebla, Puebla, Mexico as Rafael Corkidi Acriche. He was a cinematographer and director, known for El Topo (1970), Pafnucio Santo (1977) and Deseos (1977). He died on September 18, 2013 in Boca del Río, Veracruz, Mexico. See full bio »

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El Topo Cinematographer
Pafnucio Santo Cinematographer
Deseos Cinematographer
Rulfo aeternum Cinematographer


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 1993 Pasajeros de Luvina (Short)
 1991 Folklor (Documentary)
 1990 Forjadores (Documentary short)
 1989 Querida Benita (Short)
 1988 Señores y señoras (Documentary short)
 1986 Relatos (Short)
 1981 Autorretratos I: Heberto Castillo (TV Movie documentary)
 1981 Autorretratos II: Rufino Tamayo (TV Movie documentary)
 1981 Autorretratos III: Julio Castillo (TV Movie documentary)
 1981 No más (TV Movie documentary)
 1977 Deseos
 1975 V informe de gobierno nacional (Documentary short)
 1974 Amigo campesino (Short)
 1974 Hermano indigena (Short)
 1974 Peregrina
 1973 A la mitad del camino (Short)
 1973 Los que si y los que no (Documentary short)
 1973 Sur: sureste 2604 (Documentary short)
 1973 Universidad comprometida (Documentary short)
 1972 Apolinar
 1972 El rumbo que hemos elegido (Documentary short)
 1972 Son dedicado al mundo (Documentary short)
 1971 Pubertinaje
 1970 Anticlimax
 1970 El Topo (director of photography)
 1969 Siqueiros (Short)
 1968 Escuincles (Documentary short)
 1968 Fando and Lis (as Corkidi)
 1968 Mexico 68. Instantaneas (Documentary short)
 1967 Tamayo (Short)
 1964 Jose Luis Cuevas (Documentary short)
 1964 La primavera de una mariposa (Documentary short)
 1960 El despojo (Short)
 1959 Perfecto luna (Documentary short)
 1957 Hambre (Documentary short)
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