Raoul Ruiz (1941–2011)

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Chilean director Raúl, or Raoul, Ruiz (1941-2011) was one of the most exciting and innovative filmmakers to emerge from 1960s World Cinema, providing more intellectual fun and artistic experimentation, shot for shot, than any filmmaker since Jean-Luc Godard. A guerrilla who uncompromisingly assaulted the preconceptions of film art, this ... See full bio »


(age 70) in Paris, France

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 2020 The Tango of the Widower and Its Distorting Mirror (original director - as Raúl Ruiz)
 2017 The Wandering Soap Opera (original director - as Raúl Ruiz)
 2012 Epistolar (Short)
 2012 Night Across the Street (as Raúl Ruiz)
 2011 Ballet aquatique (Documentary)
 2011 Mysteries of Lisbon (TV Mini Series) (6 episodes)
- A Vingança da Duquesa de Cliton (2011) ... (as Raúl Ruiz)
- Blanche de Monfort (2011) ... (as Raúl Ruiz)
- Os Crimes de Anacleta dos Remédios (2011) ... (as Raúl Ruiz)
- O Enigma do Padre Dinis (2011) ... (as Raúl Ruiz)
- O Conde de Santa Bárbara (2011) ... (as Raúl Ruiz)
 2010 L'estate breve (Documentary)
 2010 Mysteries of Lisbon (as Raúl Ruiz)
 2009 Blind Revenge
 2008 Agathopedia
 2008 Litoral (TV Mini Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (2008) ... (as Raúl Ruiz)
- Episode #1.3 (2008) ... (as Raúl Ruiz)
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... (as Raúl Ruiz)
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... (as Raúl Ruiz)
 2007 La Recta Provincia (TV Mini Series) (as Raúl Ruiz)
 2007 To Each His Own Cinema (segment "Le Don")
 2006 Klimt (as Raúl Ruiz)
 2004 Edipo
 2004 Responso
 2003 A Place Among the Living (TV Movie)
 2003 That Day
 2003 Médée (TV Movie documentary)
 2002 Cofralandes, Part Four: Memories and Waltzes (Documentary) (as Raúl Ruiz)
 2002 Cofralandes, Part Two: Faces and Places (Documentary) (as Raúl Ruiz)
 2002 Cofralandes: Chilean Rhapsody, Part One (Documentary) (as Raúl Ruiz)
 2002 Miotte vu par Raúl Ruiz (Documentary)
 2001 Savage Souls
 1998 Shattered Image (as Raul Ruiz)
 1997 The Film to Come (Short)
 1996 The Suicide Club (Video short)
 1995 Wind Water (Short)
 1995 À propos de Nice, la suite (Documentary) (segment "Promenade")
 1994 Capítulo 66 (Short)
 1993 Miroirs de Tunisie (Documentary)
 1992 Las soledades (Short)
 1992 Dark at Noon
 1991 A TV Dante (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Canto 14 (1991) ... (Cantos IX-XIV)
- Canto 13 (1991) ... (Cantos IX-XIV)
- Canto 12 (1991) ... (Cantos IX-XIV)
- Canto 11 (1991) ... (Cantos IX-XIV)
- Canto 10 (1991) ... (Cantos IX-XIV)
 1991 Basta la palabra (as Raúl Ruiz)
 1991 L'exote
 1990 The Golden Boat (as Raul Ruiz)
 1989 Il pozzo dei pazzi (Short)
 1989 L'autel de l'amitié (Documentary)
 1988 Allegoria (Documentary)
 1988 Paya e tala, une visite chez Farid Belkahia (Documentary short)
 1988 Brise-glace (Documentary)
 1987 The Blind Owl
 1986 Richard III
 1986 Treasure Island (as Raul Ruiz)
 1986 Mammame
 1985 Visions (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Screen Pioneers No:3 Raul Ruiz (1985) ... (as Raul Ruiz)
 1983-1984 Cinéma cinémas (TV Series documentary) (2 episodes)
- 7 faux raccords (1984)
- Letter from a Library Lover (1983) ... (segment "'Lettre d'un cinéaste ou Le retour d'un amateur de bibliothèques'")
 1984 Voyage of a Hand (Short)
 1984 Vanishing Point (as Raul Ruiz)
 1983 Bérénice
 1982 Le petit théâtre (Documentary short)
 1982 Ombres chinoises (Short)
 1982 Querelle de jardins (Short)
 1981 The Territory
 1981 Les divisions de la nature (TV Movie)
 1981 Image de sable (Documentary short)
 1980 Fahlstrom (Documentary short)
 1980 L'or gris (TV Series documentary)
 1980 Le borgne
 1980 Musée Dali (Documentary short)
 1980 Snakes and Ladders (TV Movie)
 1980 Télétests (Documentary)
 1980 La ville nouvelle (Short)
 1979 Jeux
 1979 Petit manuel d'histoire de France (TV Movie documentary)
 1978 The Suspended Vocation (as Raul Ruiz)
 1977 Dog's Dialogue (Short)
 1976 Sotelo (Documentary short)
 1976 Utopia: The Scattered Body and the World Upside Down (TV Movie) (as Raúl Ruiz)
 1975 Dialogues of Exiles (as Raúl Ruiz)
 1974 The Expropriation (as Raúl Ruiz)
 1973 Abastecimiento (Short) (as Raúl Ruiz)
 1973 Little White Dove (as Raúl Ruiz)
 1973 Nueva Canción Chilena (Documentary short) (as Raúl Ruiz)
 1973 Palomilla brava (Documentary) (as Raúl Ruiz)
 1973 Socialist Realism (as Raúl Ruiz)
 1972 Los minuteros (Short) (as Raúl Ruiz)
 1972 Poesía popular: La teoría y la práctica (Short) (as Raúl Ruiz)
 1972 ¡Qué hacer! (as Raúl Ruiz)
 1971 Ahora te vamos a llamar hermano (Documentary short) (as Raúl Ruiz)
 1971 Nobody Said Anything (as Raúl Ruiz)
 1970 The Penal Colony (as Raúl Ruiz)
 1969 La catenaria (Short) (as Raúl Ruiz)
 1969 Militarismo y tortura (Documentary short) (as Raúl Ruiz)
 1968 Three Sad Tigers (as Raúl Ruiz)
 1963 El regreso (Short) (as Raúl Ruiz)
 1963 The Suitcase (Short) (as Raúl Ruiz)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "Poetics of Cinema, 2". Paris, France: Dis Voir. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 3 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Raúl Ruis | Raul Ruiz | Raúl Ruiz | Raul Ruíz | Eiryo Waga


Valeria Sarmiento  (his death)

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Personal Quote:

[on his film Three Sad Tigers (1968)] ...a film without a story. All elements of a story are there but they are used like a landscape and the landscape is used like a story.


Spain: Presenting Mysteries of Lisbon (2010) at the San Sebastián International Film Festival. See more »

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