Legendary Filmmaker, Raul Ruiz, Leaves Behind Masterpiece

Masterful Director, Raul Rúiz, Leaves Behind One of The Best Films of 2011


Interviews, Discussion, Photos, and More

Within the same year of his passing, Chilean born Director, Raul Rúiz left a superlative stamp on 2011 with “one of the first cinematic masterpieces of this century” (Film Comment). With over 100 arthouse gems under his belt, including Genealogies of a Crime, Comedy of Innocence, Klimt, Shattered Image, and Time Regained, the great auteur deliberated one of his last masterful works and bestowed cinephiles with “a brilliant piece of filmmaking” (Vogue Magazine). Mysteries of Lisbon, an exquisite film adaptation of the 19th Century Portuguese novel, has been noted as a magnificent milestone in the distinguished career of Ruiz, and has graced numerous “Best of 2011” film lists nationwide including NY Times, NPR, and ‘At the Movies’, just to name a few.

On January 17, 2012, Mysteries of Lisbon, will be available on Digital Download, and VOD, as well as a fantastic special 3-disc DVD and Blu-ray collector’s set that any aficionado will not want to miss. Music Box Films has accompanied the DVD and Blu-ray discs with rare momentus supplements including: collector’s booklet with photos and essays by Jonathan Rosenbaum; 35 minute interview with Raul Rúiz; roundtable discussion of the film; Radio interview with Rúiz; and much more.


  • Top 10 Films of 2011 (#1): Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, Ebert Presents: At the Movies
  • Ella Taylor, NPR, Top Ten Best Films 2011 (#7)David Edelstein’s 10 best list, NPR
  • Best Films of 2011 (AO Scott, Manohla Dargis), NY Times
  • Best Director, Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay – Oscar Issue’s Critics Picks
    (Manohla Dargis), NY Times
  • Best Films of 2011 (#6), Film Comment
  • Satellite Award for Best Foreign Film, International Press Academy
  • New York Film Critics Circle Special Award – Raúl Ruiz
  • Top 25 films of 2011 (# 3), Slant Magazine
  • Best Films of 2011 (#7), IndieWIRE
  • Best of the Year in Movies – New York Magazine (David Edelstein)
  • Jim Hoberman’s Personal Best List (#3), Village Voice
  • Best Film (#5), 2011 Village Voice Film Critics’ Poll
  • Best Director, Raul Ruiz (#3), 2011 Village Voice Film Critics’ Poll
  • #1 Best Film, Best Director, 2011 Village Voice, NY Film Poll (Sean Axmaker)
  • Top 10s of 2011 (#20-tie), Movie City News
  • Top 10 Films of 2011 (#7), Matthew Lucas, The Dispatch (Lexington Co., NC)
  • 2011: The Year’s Best Films (#9), Combustible Celluloid (Jeffrey M. Anderson)
Director Raúl Ruiz and Producer Paulo Branco
Director Raúl Ruiz and Producer Paulo Branco

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