Arguably Chile's most prolific filmmaker, Raúl Ruiz completed over 100 mind-bending films obsessed with questions of theology, philosophy, psychoanalysis, literature, and visual expression; wildly experimental and slyly humorous; surrealist, magical-realist, gothic, and neo-Baroque. To see one of Ruiz's films is to go on an adventure full of humor, intellectual curiosity, and artistic daring; to see several is to land on a new continent, where his many obsessions find their delirious expression in the most surprising ways and where reason and madness are delightfully, terrifyingly indistinguishable.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center is hosting the second part of an ongoing retrospective devoted to Ruiz, including a weeklong revival run of one of his most beloved films, Time Regained (1999), in a new digital restoration.
Presented with support from Imagen de Chile and the Embassy of Chile. Through February 18th at Lincoln Center.