Raoul Ruiz

Raoul Ruiz – The Golden Boat (1990)

Inspired in form by American police TV shows and soap operas, The Golden Boat is a madcap, surreal dash through the streets of New York city, telling the mysterious and often hilarious story of an aged street-person named Austin, a comically compulsive assassin, as he joins up with a young rock critic and philosophy student named Israel Williams. In the course of their adventures, Austin pursues his object of desire – a Mexican soap opera star – and along the way engages a host of TV characters and bit players, whose repartee range from gangsterish insults to the question of God’s existence. Read More »

Raoul Ruiz – Trois vies et une seule mort AKA Three Lives and Only One Death [+Extras] (1996)

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A cleverly composed, prefiguring episode in Three Lives and Only One Death shows Mateo Strano (Marcello Mastroianni) in simultaneous, tripartite images (in a similar vein as Alain Resnais’ Last Year at Marienbad and Lina Wertmüller’s Love and Anarchy) through mirrors and split-screening as he continues to awkwardly fidget with his necktie even after a secondary point-of-view shot indicates that he has already placed his hands on the dinner table while waiting for his wife, Maria (Marisa Paredes) to return to the room. Read More »

Luis Ospina & Raoul Ruiz – Capítulo 66 (1994)

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A wild short made as part of a filmmaking workshop that Raúl Ruiz ran in Bogotá in October 1993. Read More »

Raoul Ruiz & Valeria Sarmiento – El Tango del Viudo y Su Espejo Deformante AKA The Tango of the Widower and Its Distorting Mirror (2020)

Description
The story of a man whose wife has committed suicide and appears to him as a ghost, following him everywhere and changing his personality. Unfinished in 1967 and restored for a 2020 premiere. Read More »

Raoul Ruiz – Het dak van de Walvis AKA On Top of the Whale (1982) (HD)

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A parody of anthropology, linguistics, and cultural imperialism. The film follows an unlikely team of linguists into the wilds of an ersatz Patagonia to study the last speakers of a dying language. That language apparently consists of a single word, which therefore means everything. Read More »

Raoul Ruiz – La Recta Provincia (2007)

Synopsis:
Once upon a time there was a man. He lived with his mother, and worked as the caretaker of a large country house in Chile. One day the man found a bone in the garden. The bone had holes in it – it was a flute. The man took the flute and began to play it. The music turned into a song, and the voice singing the song begged the man to look for the other bones of a body scattered here and there. So the man and his mother set off following every path – that of God and those of the devil -, looking for the bones so that they could put the skeleton of the Christian man back together again and give him a Christian burial. And they saw what they saw, and lived what they lived. Many a story. And although they never told their tale to anyone, others told it for them. Read More »

Raoul Ruiz – Mistérios de Lisboa AKA Mysteries of Lisbon [TV version] (2010)

Synopsis
Follows a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman, and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil where they connect with a variety of mysterious individuals. Read More »