Raoul Ruiz, contre l'ignorance fiction!

Alejandra Rojo

Reminiscences by friends and colleagues who populated the universe of Raúl Ruiz. This light-footed documentary offers three keys to unlock Ruiz’s enormous film oeuvre; poetry, science and his youth form the basis for his unique vision of the world. Screens in combination with two short films by Ruiz, who died in 2011. 

When he died, Raúl Ruiz left behind one of the most impressive oeuvres in film history: more than 118 features, short films and documentaries. His universe is so unique and layered that we are nowhere near speaking or writing the last word about it. This documentary is not so much ‘about’ Ruiz, but briefly brings his incomparable personality back to life, for instance thanks to his presence on the soundtrack. One of the things he reminds us about is that every person has a double, one who is always present.
Ruiz attached a great deal of importance to good company and friendship. A few of his creative sidekicks bear witness to their relationship with the ever-humorous Chilean director, who considered precise formulation just as important as lavish eating and drinking. But the bookworm Ruiz was especially fond of knowledge. Using fragments, Alejandra Rojo illustrates how Ruiz translated scientific themes, and especially his obsession with the phenomenon time, into visual poetry.

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Filmmaker
Alejandra Rojo
Premiere
International premiere
Country
France
Year
2016
Medium
DCP
Length
63
Language
French
Producer
Delphine Morel
Production Company
TS Productions
Sales
Doc & Film International
Writer
Alejandra Rojo
Cinematography
Jérôme Colin
Editor
Isabelle Poudevigne
Sound Design
Samuel Mittelman
Music
Jorge Arriagada