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Also Known As: Raoul Ruiz Died: August 19, 2011
Born: July 25, 1941 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Puerto Montt, , CL Profession: director, playwright

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Rising to international prominence in the early 1980s, Raul Ruiz proved one of the most exciting and innovative foreign filmmakers, providing more intellectual fun and artistic experimentation, shot for shot, than any filmmaker since Jean-Luc Godard. Slashing his way through celluloid with machete-sharp sounds and images, Ruiz was a guerrilla who uncompromisingly assaulted the preconceptions of film art. This frightfully prolific figure - he made over 50 films in 20 years - did not adhere to any one style of filmmaking. He worked in 35mm, 16mm and video for theatrical release and for European TV, and on documentary and fiction features.

Rising to international prominence in the early 1980s, Raul Ruiz proved one of the most exciting and innovative foreign filmmakers, providing more intellectual fun and artistic experimentation, shot for shot, than any filmmaker since Jean-Luc Godard. Slashing his way through celluloid with machete-sharp sounds and images, Ruiz was a guerrilla who uncompromisingly assaulted the preconceptions of film art. This frightfully prolific figure - he made over 50 films in 20 years - did not adhere to any one style of filmmaking. He worked in 35mm, 16mm and video for theatrical release and for European TV, and on documentary and fiction features.

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  Klimt (2007)
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  Ce Jour-la (2003) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Red Dove, The (1989)
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 Los Naufragos del Liguria (1985) Midshipman
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Worked in Chile as TV news editor and soap screenwriter
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Became associated with other future directors such as Miguel Littin, Pedro Chaskel and Aldo Francia
1968:
Made first completed feature film, "Tres tigres tristes/Three Sad Tigers"
1970:
After election of Allende, began working with state film agency, Chile Films
1973:
Fled Chile after overthrow of Allende; moved to Germany
1974:
Settled in Paris
1978:
Received recognition in Europe for "Hypothèse du tableau volé, L'/The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting," a puzzling black-and-white film adapted from a novel by Pierre Klossowski
1981:
Directed and co-wrote "The Territory"
1985:
Appointed co-director of Maison de Culture, Le Havre, France
1991:
Shot first feature in US, "The Golden Boat"
1996:
Helmed "Three Lives and Only One Death," Marcello Mastroiani's penultimate film
1997:
Directed "Genealogies of a Crime," starring Catherine Deneuve
1999:
Once again directed Catherine Deneuve in "Time Regained/Le Temps retrouvé," an adaptation of the final volume of In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
2000:
Helmed "Comédie de l'innocence/Comedy of Innocence," starring Isabelle Huppert
2006:
Helmed the feature, "Klimt," starring John Malkovich as the Austrian painter
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Education

University of Chile: -
University of Iowa: Iowa City , Iowa -

Notes

Ruiz received the 1997 National Art Award presented biennially by the Chilean government which included $25,000 cash and a yearly pension of $1,200 a month.

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wife:
Valeria Sarmiento. Filmmaker, editor. Edits most of Ruiz's films.

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