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Raoul Ruiz (Raúl Ernesto Ruiz Pino) was born on 25 July, 1941 in Puerto Montt, Chile, is a Director, Writer, Producer. Discover Raoul Ruiz's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of Raoul Ruiz networth?

Popular As Raúl Ernesto Ruiz Pino
Occupation director,writer,producer
Age 70 years old
Zodiac Sign Leo
Born 25 July 1941
Birthday 25 July
Birthplace Puerto Montt, Chile
Date of death 19 August, 2011
Died Place Paris, France
Nationality Chile

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His wife is Valeria Sarmiento (20 December 1969 - 19 August 2011) ( his death)

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Chile: Shooting Night Across the Street (2012). [March 2011]


Paris, France: Participating in "Une semaine avec Raoul Ruiz et ses invités" France Culture radio programmes (guests included Catherine Deneuve and Pascal Bonitzer). [May 2011]


Lisbon, Portugal: Recuperating after undergoing life-saving surgery for liver cancer (and breaking one of his legs). [July 2010]


Aberdeen, Scotland: Teaching film at the University of Aberdeen. [December 2008]


Awarded the title of Docteur Honoris Causa by the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon (2005), Professorship by the University of Aberdeen (2007) and Doctor Honoris Causa by the Universidad de Valparaíso (2011).


Member of the 'Official Competition' jury at the 55th Cannes International Film Festival in 2002.


Received several honours in his native Chile, including the National Prize of Arts of the Representation and Audiovisual (1997) and the Art Critics Circle's Bicentennial Award for cinema (2010), sharing the latter with Valeria Sarmiento.


In the 1990s, Ruiz embarked on larger projects with prominent actors such as John Hurt, Marcello Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert and John Malkovich, alternating this sporadic mainstream art-house endeavour with his usual low-budget experimental productions and the teaching of his Poetics of Cinema (two volumes of which he published in 1995 and 2007).

In the 1990s and 2000s, he also shot several films and TV series' in Chile, though usually without Chilean funding. Ruiz is beloved among cinephiles as a poet of oneiric imagery and a fabulist of labyrinthine stories-within-stories whose films slip effortlessly from reality to imagination and back again. A manipulator of wild intellectual games in which the rules are forever changing, Ruiz's techniques were as varied as film itself; a collection of bizarre angles, close-ups and deep-focus compositions, bewildering POV shots, dazzling colours, and labyrinthine narratives which weave and dodge the viewer's grasp with every shot. As original as Ruiz was, one can tell much about him by the diversity of his influences; he was clearly inspired by Jorge Luis Borges, Robert Louis Stevenson, Orson Welles, "Left Bank" New Wave directors such as Chris Marker and Alain Resnais, and baroque low-budget Hollywood B-movie directors like Edgar G. Ulmer, Ford Beebe and Reginald Le Borg. His erudition also extended to medieval theology, Renaissance theatre and quantum physics. Ruiz remains a much-admired auteur on the European continent, having won prestigious prizes at Cannes, Berlin, San Sebastián, Locarno, Rome and Rotterdam.


Became co-director of the Maison de la Culture in Le Havre (August 1985).


Key early works from this period included the surrealistic masterpieces Three Crowns of the Sailor (1983), La ville des pirates (1983) and Manoel dans l'île des merveilles (1984), three of his many French-Portuguese co-productions perversely yet charmingly addressing the recurring Ruizian themes of childhood, exile, and maritime and rural folklore.


Between 1980 and his death in 2011, Ruiz was one of the world's most productive but least known auteurs, in part through a long-term working relationship with Portuguese producer Paulo Branco. Other regular collaborators included Ruiz's wife and editor Valeria Sarmiento, composer Jorge Arriagada, cinematographers Sacha Vierny, Henri Alekan and Ricardo Aronovich, writers Gilbert Adair and Pascal Bonitzer, and actor Melvil Poupaud.


Living in exile in Paris from that time onwards, he found a forum for his ideas in European TV and was championed by the critics of Cahiers du Cinéma, several of whom appeared in his first European successes, The Suspended Vocation (1978) and L'hypothèse du tableau volé (1978), two enigmatic Pierre Klossowski adaptations.


A committed though critical supporter of the Marxist government of Salvador Allende, Ruiz was forced to flee his country after the fascist coup of 1973.

He is little-known in his native Chile, however, despite having made the widely seen Palomita Blanca (1973), receiving several major arts prizes and having a National Day of Mourning dedicated to him on the day of his burial there.


In 1968, with the release of his first completed feature, the Cassavetes-like Tres Tristes Tigres (1968), Ruiz became one of the key Chilean directors of New Latin American Cinema.


Although he never directed any of these productions, he did dabble in TV and filmmaking in the early 1960s.


His career began in avant-garde theatre where, between 1956 and 1962, he wrote over 100 plays.


Chilean director Raúl, or Raoul, Ruiz (1941-2011) was one of the most exciting and innovative filmmakers to emerge from 1960s World Cinema, providing more intellectual fun and artistic experimentation, shot for shot, than any filmmaker since Jean-Luc Godard. A guerrilla who uncompromisingly assaulted the preconceptions of film art, this frightfully prolific figure -he made over 100 films in 40 years- did not adhere to any one style of filmmaking. He worked in 35mm, 16mm and video, for theatrical release and for European TV, and on documentary and fiction features and shorts.