Arturo Ripstein y Rosenￂﾠ(born December 13, 1943) is aￂﾠMexicanￂﾠfilm director.
Ripstein got his break into movies working as an uncredited assistant director forￂﾠLuis Buￃﾱuel. In 1965, he directed his first feature,ￂﾠTiempo de Morir. Written byￂﾠCarlos FuentesￂﾠandￂﾠGabriel Garcￃﾭa Mￃﾡrquez, it began a tradition of making independent films written by high-profile Latin-American authors. His 1981 filmￂﾠSeductionￂﾠwas entered into theￂﾠ12th Moscow International Film Festival.ￂﾠHis 1989 filmￂﾠLove Liesￂﾠwas entered into theￂﾠ16th Moscow International Film Festival. In 1997 Ripstein won theￂﾠNational Prize of Arts and Sciences, the second filmmaker after Buￃﾱuel to do so. Some of Ripstein's films, especially the earlier ones, "highlighted characters beset by futile compulsions to escape [their]destinies".ￂﾠMany 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.ￂﾠAsi Es la Vida, according to Jonathan Crow, "boldly reworks the ancient Greek drama Medea, employing a dizzying array of flashbacks and Brechtian devices".ￂﾠDeep Crimson, according to the New York Times,ￂﾠis "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."
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