|Years active 1965 - present|
Name Arturo Ripstein
|Role Film director|
Spouse Paz Alicia Garciadiego
|Full Name Arturo Ripstein y Rosen|
Occupation Film director, producer and screenwriter
Education Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematograficos
Children Gabriel Ripstein, Alejandro Ripstein
Parents Alfredo Ripstein, Freida Ripstein
Movies Bleak Street, Deep Crimson, The Castle of Purity, Reasons of the Heart, The Place Without Limits
Similar People Paz Alicia Garciadiego, Patricia Reyes Spindola, Arcelia Ramirez, Alfredo Ripstein, Ernesto Gomez Cruz
Arturo ripstein about the exterminating angel
Arturo Ripstein y Rosen (born December 13, 1943) is a Mexican film director.
- Arturo ripstein about the exterminating angel
- Las mejores pelculas de Arturo Ripstein
- Life and career
- Selected filmography
Las mejores películas de Arturo Ripstein.
Life and career
Ripstein got his break into movies working as an uncredited assistant director for Luis Buñuel. In 1965, he directed his first feature, Tiempo de morir. Written by Carlos Fuentes and Gabriel García Márquez, it began a tradition of making independent films written by high-profile Latin-American authors. His 1981 film Seduction was entered into the 12th Moscow International Film Festival. His 1989 film Love Lies was entered into the 16th Moscow International Film Festival.
In 1997, Ripstein won the National Prize of Arts and Sciences, the second filmmaker after Buñuel to do so.
Some of Ripstein's films, especially the earlier ones, "highlighted characters beset by futile compulsions to escape [their] destinies". Many of his films are shot in tawdry interiors, with bleak brown color schemes, and seedy pathetic characters who manage to achieve a hint of pathos and dignity. Así es la vida, according to Jonathan Crow, "boldly reworks the ancient Greek drama Medea, employing a dizzying array of flashbacks and Brechtian devices". Deep Crimson, according to the New York Times, is "a ferociously anti-romantic portrait of an obese nurse and a seedy small-time gigolo whose bungling scheme to swindle a succession of lonely women out of their life savings turns into a killing spree."