拉烏‧盧伊茲 Raoul RUIZ
法國、葡萄牙 France, Portugal | 1995 | DCP | Colour | 123min
2020-10-22 (四) 11:00 光影文化館
2020-10-10 (六) 12:30 SBC星橋國際影城 7廳
The stories in this movie are stories everyone knows and no one believes. The first story is about a man who leaves home for a few days, and ends up living across the road from his wife, without her knowing, for more than twenty years. The second story is about a wealthy man who becomes a tramp, without foregoing his wealth. The third story is about an impoverished young couple who suddenly inherit a mansion on one condition that they retain an old butler who has always been with the house...The fourth story is about a businessman who pretends he has a wife and a daughter and sister abroad in order to justify certain financial operations, except that one day he learns that this entirely fictitious family is planning to come and stay...
Part-comedy, part-nightmare, these stories are in fact three aspects of a single tale. The three characters are one and the same man, a man affected by what is known as multiple personality disorder. And though he possesses (at least) three lives, like most people he can die only one death.
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 Paulo BRANCO
Screenplay Pascal BONITZER, Raoul RUIZ
Cinematographer Laurent MACHUEL
Editor Rudolfo WEDELES
Music Jorge ARRIAGADA
Sound Laurent POIRIER
Cast Marcello MASTROIANNI, Anna GALIEN, Arielle DOMBASLE, Marisa PAREDES