“Raúl Ruiz’s final film is one of the cinema’s grandest, most graceful farewells to life.” -Richard Brody, The New Yorker
Night Across the Street, the final work by Raúl Ruiz, is available beginning today on Fandor. The prolific Chilean director completed the film before passing away in August of 2011 and it was screened posthumously at the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes in 2012. Perhaps fittingly, Night Across the Street is an end of life drama with elements of fantasy mixed in. The protagonist, an elderly man being forced into retirement, looks back at his life, reliving events both real and imaginary. At its heart, this magical film is about the mysteries and wonders of life.
For more on Night Across the Street and Raúl Ruiz, check out these feature articles on Keyframe:
Video Essay: Night Across the Street (August 30, 2013)
Night Across the Street: Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ (August 30, 2013)
DAILY | Cannes 2012 | Raúl Ruiz’s La noche de enfrente (May 25, 2012)
Raúl Ruiz, Regained (April 4, 2012)