Raoul Ruiz contre l'ignorance fiction
French, Spanish | Subtitles in French
Cinematography: Jérôme Colin
Distribution: TS Productions
Editing: Isabelle Poudevigne
Producer: Delphine Morel
Sound: Roxane Billamboz
Production: TS Productions
Categories :FIFA Grand Panorama
French-Chilean filmmaker Raoul Ruiz is one of cinema’s great artists. He is also among the most prolific, with close to 120 films to his credit. From his birth in southern Chile, to his involvement in the Allende government and exile in France with the rise of Pinochet’s dictatorship, Alejandra Rojo’s documentary reveals the fundamentals of Ruiz’s work, and how childhood, poetry and science rule his world. These are the three indispensable keys for understanding his vast filmography presented by this film, which features film excerpts, interviews and testimonials.
Born in Buenos Aires, Alejandra Rojo arrived in France as a child following the military coup in her homeland. She studied filmmaking at Université de Paris 8 and the Ateliers Varan. She has made several documentaries for television, as well as short and medium-length fiction films. Her works have earned numerous prizes at festivals. She currently teaches filmmaking and screenwriting at the Université de Saint-Denis.
Filmography | Icara (2010) ; L’idiote dans la chambre (2002) ; Soins & beauté (2000) ; Médée (1997) ; Une nouvelle douceur (1997) ; Non-lieux (1991) ; Deux soeurs (1989).