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Raul Ruiz´ Time Regained

Berenice Berenice

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Special Focus | Raul Ruiz´ Time Regained | Raul RUIZ | France | 1983 | 105min | DCP | b&w | Fiction
Director Raul RUIZ Screenplay Raul RUIZ Producer N/A Cinematography Francois EDE Art Director N/A Editor Martine BOUQUIN, Valeria SARMIENTO Sound N/A Music Jorge ARRIAGADA Cast Anne Alvaro, Jean-Bernard Guillard, Jean Badin, Franck Oger

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204 2018. 05. 05 10:00 MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) 5
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636 2018. 05. 09 17:30 Jeonju Digital Independent Cinema
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  • Review

    A film adaptation of the work of playwright Jang Racine. Raul Ruiz ´moves´ to the screen 「Berenice」 by Racine in 1670, one of the most widely known tragedies in French dramatic art history. Ruiz´s faithful adaptation to the meaning of ´to move´ is to let the actors recite the text of Racine in front of the camera. His 「Berenice」 project, which had been scheduled to perform it at the Avignon Theater Festival, turned to making a film and it could have once been shot with Super 8mm camera. This film deals with the tragedy of Roman Emperor who married the beloved Palestinian Queen. Ruiz is interested in the play because it is the only one of Racine´s works that does not end with disaster. [#i_]Berenice[_i#] presents creative acting and new visual effects with bold and haunted images, but reflects Ruiz´s consistent aesthetics about shadows and light. [JANG Byungwon]

    The film has been restored by La Cinematheque francaise, and there is a watermark on the bottom right for copyright.



"He was born in 1941 in Puerto Montt, Chile, and died in Paris on 19 August 2011. From 1973 he lived in France, where he made most of his more than 120 films. Ruiz´s career began in the avant-garde theatre where, from 1956 to 1962, he wrote over 100 plays. In 1968, he releases his first completed feature, Three Sad Tigers, immediately winning the Golden Leopard in Locarno that year. Ruiz became one of the key Chilean directors of New Latin American Cinema.Influenced by the fabulist tradition that runs through much Latin American literature ,Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Jorge Luis Borges, and Alfonso Reyes, Ruiz is a poet of fantastic images whose films slip effortlessly from reality to imagination and back again. Ruiz is renowned and acclaimed worldwide, regular presence, for the past 40 years, in the major international film festivals ? nominated 4 times for the Golden Palm at Cannes, where was also jury in 2002, won the Golden Leopard in Locarno, won the Siler Bear in Berlin, won the Cesar, was nominated for the Golden Lion int Venice, won Twice the FIPRESCI Award in Montreal, was honoured in 2004 Rotterdam - ´Raul Ruiz: An Eternal Wanderer´ and also in 2007 Rome Film Festival that showcased 46 of his films. In 1983, the mythic cinema magazine 『Cahiers du Cinema』 does an exclusive special number, entirely dedicated to Ruiz, a tribute paid to very few directors in the history of World Cinema, electing his film The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting(1978) as one of the best 10 films of the world, made in the 70´s and electing him as the most important French director since Rohmer, Bresson and Godard. "