UCLA Professor Verónica Cortínez, and visiting scholar Manfred Engelbert co-author book on Chilean filmmaker Raúl Ruiz
Chilean filmmaker Raúl Ruiz was forced to flee his country after Augusto Pinochet seized power in a coup in 1973. Ruiz’s body of work includes over 100 films—he is one of the most critically acclaimed Chilean directors in the world, yet much of his work is unknown. UCLA Professor of Spanish & Portuguese Verónica Cortínez, and visiting scholar Manfred Engelbert’s recent book, La tristeza de los tigres y los misterios de Raúl Ruiz (Editorial Cuarto Propio) provides a detailed analysis of Ruiz’s first feature film “Tres tristes tigres” (1968) which won the top prize at the Locarno International Film Festival in 1969. In the book, Cortinez and Engelbert relate their analysis with a young Ruiz’s artistic biography and capture the atmosphere of the times Ruiz lived and recorded his films—including Chile, France and the rest of Europe. Though most of his films were made while he was in exile in France (where he remained until his death this year), he is considered by many critics as one of the key directors of New Latin American Cinema.
La tristeza de los tigres y los misterios de Raúl Ruíz is available from Editorial Cuatro Propio.
Published: Friday, December 16, 2011