拉烏‧盧伊茲 Raoul RUIZ
法國、義大利、葡萄牙 France, Italy, Portugal | 1999 | DCP | Colour | 158min
2020-10-21 (三) 19:20 in89統領影城 9廳
2020-10-11 (日) 10:20 SBC星橋國際影城 7廳
In 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. His life's only sense lies in the reality of his work, and his work streams before his eyes. His literary characters from his memories, like a stereoscope projection on the wall of his room, coming to life in the self-contained world of his small apartment on the Rue Hamelin. The happy days and lost paradises of his childhood alternate with the more recent memories of his social and literary life. The drama of the war, closely examined from the viewpoint of the small circles of Paris society, is transformed into a vast social comedy. In the spreading twilight, the shape of post-war society looms on the horizon.
Born in Puerto Montt, Chili, in 1941, Raoul RUIZ would write poems and shoot films of his family on 8mm since childhood. Rising to international prominence in the early 1980s, Raoul RUIZ proved to be one of the most exciting and innovative filmmakers of recent years, providing more intellectual fun and artistic experimentation, shot for shot, than any filmmaker since Jean-Luc GODARD. He explored diverse film genres, from aviation detective stories, Christmas horror, to rock-science-fiction. He didn’t believe in a bad film. Or, rather, he was convinced that a bad film always had at least five minutes of pure poetry, just like there are five minutes of pure poetry in the best films in the world. In the 60s, he was one of the leading figures on the Chilean cinema scene and supported Salvador ALLENDE. Following the fascist coup in 1973, RUIZ was forced to flee his country. Since that time, he had been living in Belleville, Paris, where he dedicated his time to writing posthumous novels and film projects.
Producer Paolo BRANCO
Screenplay Raoul RUIZ, Gilles TAURAND (adapted from the novel of Marcel PROUST)
Cinematographer Ricardo ARONOVICH
Editor Denise de CASABIANCA
Music Jorge ARRIAGADA
Sound Philippe MOREL
Cast Catherine DENEUVE, John MALKOVITCH, Emmanuelle BÉART