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Raul Ruiz´ Time Regained

  • ‘Regained Time of Raul Ruiz’ is a writer project in memory of imperishable scriptwriter Raul Ruiz. Born in Chile, Raul Ruiz left as many as 120 films in France and Portugal. Various influential works of Raul Ruiz appeal to viewers with bold imagination denying border with maze-like stories and complex narratives projecting conditions for the existence of beings. They ask diverse questions about theology, philosophy, psychoanalysis, literature and visual expressions. His experimental, bold and beautiful films stand around the border between literature, play, fine arts and cinema and fuse surrealism, politic allegory, gothic and baroque. Films of Raul Ruiz have become one due to the unique imagination, original work style and dream-like experience. Viewing his films is an adventure full of humor, intellectual curiosity and artistic boldness. A total of 11 films will be presented at ‘Regained Time of Raul Ruiz’. 10 unreleased including his feature debut Three Sad Tigers, Little White Dove, Dialogues of the Exiles, The Suspended Vocation, Three Crowns of the Sailor, Life is a Dream, The Golden Boat; color:#000000; italic:Y; bold:N;}, TV version of Mysteries of Lisbon; color:#000000; italic:Y; bold:N;}, and The Wandering Soap Opera ; color:#000000; italic:Y; bold:N;}found and restored in 2017, as well as Time Regained ; color:#000000; italic:Y; bold:N;}filled with his magnificent ambition will be presented. This retrospective of one of the greatest virtuoso in history and explorer of unconsciousness will take you to a new continent filled with humor, intellectual curiosity and artistic boldness. All the films are in digital remaster version that have recently been restored.
  • Three Sad Tigers

    Three Sad Tigers

    Ruiz offers a nearly plotless glimpse at a few days and nights in the lives of a brother and sister, Amanda and Tito, in Santiago’s semi-criminal underworld.
    Director_ Raul RUIZ
    Chile, France1968100minDCPFiction
  • Asian Premiere
    Little White Dove

    Little White Dove

    A poor schoolgirl and a young man from a wealthy family have an affair. Ruiz subverts a local bestseller 『The Chilean Love Story』 to satirise Chile during the period of tumult which brought Allende to power in 1970.
    Director_ Raul RUIZ
  • Dialogues of the Exiles

    Dialogues of the Exiles

    Chilean exiles in Paris discuss the problems facing them in the early years of the Pinochet regime. They kidnap and attempt to reeducate a touring singer from their homeland.
    Director_ Raul RUIZ
    Chile, France1975100minDCPFiction
  • The Suspended Vocation

    The Suspended Vocation

    For what Ruiz considered his first French movie, he transformed a novel by the French writer Pierre Klossowski about quarrels within the Catholic church into a dense metafictional experiment.
    Director_ Raul RUIZ
  • Three Crowns of the Sailor

    Three Crowns of the Sailor

    An encounter between a student who has just committed a brutal murder and a drunken sailor who persuades the scared youth to accompany him to a nearby dance hall and listen to his macabre life story.
    Director_ Raul RUIZ
  • Berenice


    A lush, baroque adaptation of Jean Racine´s 1670 tragedy about a Roman emperor who bends to popular will and declines to marry the Palestinian queen he loves.
    Director_ Raul RUIZ
  • Life is a Dream

    Life is a Dream

    A baroque mix of revolutionary politics, pop culture and semiotics loosely based on the play by Pedro Calderon de la Barca. A young prince learns that life is just a dream from which we wake when we die.
    Director_ Raul RUIZ
  • The Golden Boat

    The Golden Boat

    A madcap, surreal dash through the streets of New York City, telling the mysterious and often hilarious story of an aged street-person named Austin, a comically compulsive assassin, as he joins up with a young rock critic and philosophy student named Israel Williams.
    Director_ Raul RUIZ
    Belgium, USA199083minDCPFiction
  • Time Regained

    Time Regained

    1922. On his deathbed, Marcel Proust is looking through photos, remembering his life. But the real characters mingle with the fictional ones. And gradually, fiction wins out over reality.
    Director_ Raul RUIZ
    France, Italy, Portugal1999158minDCPFiction
  • Mysteries of Lisbon TV Version

    Mysteries of Lisbon TV Version

    Based on the novel of 19c writer Camilo Castele Branco, it is an epic about human desire and life´s secret. It is a unique form of work in which a set of 6 episodes continues to expand for 335 minutes.
    Director_ Raul RUIZ
    Portugal, France2010335minDCPFiction
  • Asian Premiere
    The Wandering Soap Opera

    The Wandering Soap Opera

    The film revolves around the concept of soap opera. Its structure is based on the assumption that Chilean reality does not exist, but rather is an ensemble of soap operas.
    Director_ Raul RUIZ, Valeria SARMIENTO