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Life Is a Dream: The Films of Raúl Ruiz (Part 2)

Image: "Comedy of Innocence" directed by Raúl Ruiz

Arguably Chile’s most internationally renowned and prolific filmmaker, Raúl Ruiz completed over 100 movies in numerous national cinemas. His mind-bending works are obsessed with questions of theology, philosophy, psychoanalysis, literature, and visual expression; wildly experimental and slyly humorous; surrealist, magical-realist, gothic, and neo-Baroque. To see one of Ruiz’s films is to go on an adventure full of humor, intellectual curiosity, and artistic daring; to see several is to land on a new continent, where his many obsessions find their delirious expression in the most surprising ways and where reason and madness are delightfully, terrifyingly indistinguishable. The Film Society is pleased to present the second part of an ongoing retrospective devoted to Ruiz, including a weeklong revival run of one of his most beloved films, Time Regained (1999), in a new digital restoration.


Screenings

Time Regained (Le temps retrouvé)
Directed by Raúl Ruiz
Year: 1999
Duration: 163 min
Introduction by actor Melvil Poupaud on Feb 10 at the 6:45pm screening

The Blind Owl (La chouette aveugle)
Directed by Raúl Ruiz
Year: 1964
Runtime: 93 mins
Introduction by Ruiz scholar Ethan Spigland on Feb 10 at the 4:00pm screening

Ce Jour-Là
Directed by Raúl Ruiz
Year: 2003
Runtime: 105 mins

Comedy of Innocence (Comédie de l'innoncence)
Directed by Raúl Ruiz
Year: 2000
Runtime: 100 mins

Fado, Major and Minor (Fado, majeur et mineur)
Directed by Raúl Ruiz
Year: 1994
Runtime: 110 mins
Q&A with actor Malvil Poupaud on Feb 10 at the 9:00pm screening

The Insomniac on the Brige (L'éveillé du pont de l'Alma)
Directed by Raúl Ruiz
Year: 1986
Runtime: 85 mins
Screening with: Dog’s Dialogue / Colloque de chiens (1977, 22 mins)

Life is a Dream (Mémoire des apparences)
Directed by Raúl Ruiz
Year: 1986
Runtime: 104 mins

Night Across the Street (L'éveillé du pont de l'Alma)
Directed by Raúl Ruiz
Year: 2012
Runtime: 110 mins

Vanishing Point (Point de fuite)
Directed by Raúl Ruiz
Year: 1984
Runtime: 78 mins
 

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