<i>Night Across the Street</i>. 2012. Chile/France. Directed by Raoul Ruiz
  • Night Across the Street

    2012. Chile/France. Raoul Ruiz. 107 min.

Saturday, January 12, 2013, 7:00 p.m.

Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building

  • Night Across the Street

    2012. Chile/France. Directed by Raoul Ruiz. Chilean auteur Ruiz's last completed film premiered at Cannes in May, less than a year after the prolific filmmaker’s passing. One of the most exciting and innovative filmmakers to emerge from 1960s, Ruiz mastered epics, film noir, historical drama, and avant-garde experimentation throughout his career—and Night Across the Street is a delirious mixture of all that…and more. Inspired by a novel by Hernan de Solar, the story is ostensibly that of a soon-to-retire civil servant, Don Celso, who, during an evening at poetry class, starts narrating several stories—real and imagined, past and present, historical and mythic, from the here and the beyond. Elliptical and free-associative moments are stitched together by a seemingly effortlessly moving camera to create a stylized dreamscape that crisscrosses between outrageous plotlines, flashbacks, dreams, and reality. Ruiz’s final film is a profound and humorous rumination on old age and death that's as elegantly surrealistic and mischievous as it is moving. Print Courtesy of The Cinema Guild. In Spanish, French; English subtitles. 107 min.

In the Film exhibition The Contenders 2012

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