Veteran Filmmaker Raúl Ruiz Dies


Chilean-born filmmaker Raúl Ruiz died today in Paris, France where he had lived since 1973 when he left in exile fleeing the Pinochet regime. He died at the age of 70 of pulmonary infection. A prolific filmmaker, he made more over a hundred films in a career that spanned over four decades since his acclaim debut feature film Tres tristes tigres in 1968, winner of the top prize at the Locarno Film Festival.

Some his most acclaimed films are Time Regained (1999), Genealogies of a Crime (1997), Three Lives an Only One Death (1996). His last film Mysteries of Lisbon is currently in theatrical release in the US. Ruiz was married to filmmaker and editor Valeria Sarmiento.