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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

La Belleza

Fortnight 1971, Short film, 12'

Synopsis

A husband kills his wife for taking too long to get ready.

Director

Arturo Ripstein

Arturo Ripstein began his career as assistant director (unbilled) of Luis Buñuel in Ángel exterminador, El (1962). His father, Alfredo Ripstein, Jr. produced his first film, a western written by Gabriel García Márquez titled Tiempo de morir (1965). Ripstein filmography is very praised in Mexico and Europe. He is considered the best Mexican director alive. Many of his films are related with an unique subject: the loneliness of souls. So, his style re flects his main concerns. Ripstein’s films are somber, slow and depressive.

Lucia Gomez de Parada
Pedro Armendàriz Jr.

Arturo Ripstein
Avenida Michoacan 166 502
Colonia Condesa
Mexico 11 D.F.
Mexique