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Raul Ruiz´ Time Regained

Life is a Dream Life is a Dream

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Special Focus | Raul Ruiz´ Time Regained | Raul RUIZ | France | 1986 | 104min | DCP | color | Fiction
Director Raul RUIZ Screenplay Raul RUIZ Producer Jean-Luc LARGUIER Cinematography Jacques BOUQUIN Art Director Christian OLIVARES Editor Martine BOUQUIN, Rudolfo WEDELES Sound Jean-Claude BRISSON Music Jorge ARRIAGADA Cast Sylvain THIROLLE, Roch LEIBOVICI, Jean-Bernard GUILLARD, Benedicte SIRE

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225 2018. 05. 05 13:30 Jeonju Digital Independent Cinema
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525 2018. 05. 08 15:00 Jeonju Digital Independent Cinema
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708 2018. 05. 10 10:30 Jeonju Digital Independent Cinema
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  • Review

    [#i_]Life is a Dream[_i#] presents the aesthetics of collage, juxtaposing Ruiz´s unique sense of humor, profanity, and other different things. The film is set in 1984, loosely based on the plays of the 17th century writer Pedro Calderon de la Barca, in which Ignacio Vega, a Chilean dissident, left Chile and returned to a village in France where he grew up. It reveals the similarity of film, dream, and memory, swings across Ignacio´s experiences in cinema, his idea about the popular genres and the memories with magical powers: the movie that Ignacio is watching changes into a part of his dream. There’s no knowing what he looks at and what is actually happening. The film reflects Ruiz´s subversive view of the cinema to defy the conventions of the cinema that are supposed to be taken for granted. [JANG Byungwon]



"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. "