Raoul Ruiz (1941-2011) is recognized worldwide 1), but his filmography remains a labyrinth and information about it is often incomplete and erroneous. Too often, Ruiz is reduced to his most visible films of recent years (Trois vies et une seule mort, Généalogies d’un crime, Le Temps retrouvé, Les Mystères de Lisbonne), while ignoring the remarkable achievements abound from his Chilean period. This book, attractive and rigorous, will take the measure of a major work of modern cinema.
In his conversations with Benoît Peeters, Ruiz talks about his journey alive and in a paradoxical way.After this beautiful portrait, filmmaker Guy Scarpetta provides depth analyses of nine of his most important films.
Profusely illustrated, this book also features interviews with actresses and actors: Anne Alvaro, Feodor Atkine, Arielle Dombasle, John Malkovich, Jacques Pieiller, Melvil Poupaud, Edith Scob, Christian Vadim, Elsa Zylberstein and with his wife, filmmaker Valeria Sarmiento.
Portrait d’un magicien, by Guy Scarpetta
Conversations with Raoul Ruiz, by Benoît Peeters
Quelques films, by Guy Scarpetta
Paroles d’acteurs, by Guy Scarpetta
Anne Alvaro, Feodor Atkine, Arielle Dombasle, John Malkovich, Jacques Pieiller, Melvil Poupaud, Edith Scob, Christian Vadim, Elsa Zylberstein
Entretien avec Valeria Sarmiento, by Benoît Peeters
This program was aired on the day after the Paris attacks 3) but was recorded earlier.
See also the official page of the book at Les Impressions Nouvelles.