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 Post subject: Re: Raul Ruiz
PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:30 am 

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aox wrote:
Mysteries of Lisbon (Raoul Ruiz, 2010)

What are your thoughts on this film whether initial or years later?


I thought Ruiz did a masterful job on that one. A textbook case of making the most out of what (judging from the plotline) seems to be intolerable source material. He played it straight like Zedz said. The curveball was in fusing a distanced "arthouse" approach seamlessly with the hopelessly dated picaresque material.

He got into his methodology for making the film in one of the interviews included in the Music Box edition. One of my favorite extras from recent years. After watching it I came out with more respect than ever for his craftmanship.


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 Post subject: Re: Raul Ruiz
PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 4:30 am 
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Just did a blind buy of The Mysteries of Lisbon today (along with about sixty other films from a video shop going out of business.) Looking forward to it. I haven't seen anything of his since Genealogies of a Crime and Time Regained.


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 Post subject: Re: Raul Ruiz
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:50 pm 
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Coming to Film Society of Lincoln Center in December:

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Life Is a Dream: The Films of Raúl Ruiz (Part One)
December 2–22
Arguably Chile's most internationally renowned and prolific filmmaker, Raúl Ruiz completed over one hundred films in numerous national cinemas. The mind-bending works that make up Ruiz’s eclectic and deeply influential oeuvre are labyrinthine, beguiling, and oneiric; obsessed with questions of theology, philosophy, psychoanalysis, literature, and visual expression; wildly experimental and slyly humorous; surrealist, magical realist, gothic, and neo-Baroque. The Film Society will present the first part of a retrospective devoted to Ruiz, among the great visionaries in film history and perhaps its most intrepid explorer of the unconscious. His films are unified by his singular imagination, idiosyncratic working methods, and the incomparably dreamlike experience of watching them.


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 Post subject: Re: Raul Ruiz
PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:03 pm 

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Paulo Branco interview about Raul Ruiz:
http://www.filmcomment.com/blog/interview-paulo-branco/


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 Post subject: Re: Raul Ruiz
PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:50 am 

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Stefan Andersson wrote:
Paulo Branco interview about Raul Ruiz:
http://www.filmcomment.com/blog/interview-paulo-branco/


Great read, thanks for that!


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 Post subject: Re: Raul Ruiz
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:45 pm 
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I may just be a prole, but did anyone else know that Dog's Dialogue derives its name from a Cervantes book? Anyone know what possible relation the book might have to the film?


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 Post subject: Re: Raul Ruiz
PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:40 am 
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Dying is no big thing. Film (made in 1990, unreleased until now) by Ruiz to premiere at Locarno: La Telenovela Errante.


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 Post subject: Re: Raul Ruiz
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:13 pm 
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Time Regained has been restored apparently and is playing as part of Lincoln Center's Ruiz retrospective. I hope we get some home video edition in the US that is an improvement over the legendarily unwatchable Kino DVD (which still appears to be in print!) The article gives no credit for the restoration, but the FSLC says "A KimStim release." :(


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 Post subject: Re: Raul Ruiz
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:36 pm 
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The YBCA in San Francisco is showing this next month and their website says "Lovingly restored and remastered by Le Petit Bureau with support from the Centre national du cinéma et de l’image anime (CNC, France)." They do mention Kim Stim as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Raul Ruiz
PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:02 pm 

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This year's AV Festival in Newcastle, UK are showing three Ruiz films, including the Wandering Soap Opera UK premiere and, incredibly, a "reconstructed version" of this mega-rarity http://www.avfestival.co.uk/programme/2018/events-exhibitions/ra-l-ruiz-el-realismo-socialista-consider-do-commo-una-de-las-bellas-artes-slow-retrospective-7


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 Post subject: Re: Raul Ruiz
PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:31 pm 

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The AV Festival usually pulls a rabbit out of the hat, though there are fewer films this year than previous festivals. Seeing Lav Diaz introduce A Century of Birthing in 2012 was a personal highlight, but the Ruiz should be very interesting.


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