100 Years with Juan Rulfo
(Cien años con Juan Rulfo)
The writer Juan Rulfo is synonymous with Mexican literature. Yet after publishing his short story anthology El llano en llamas in 1953 and the emblematic Mexican novel Pedro Páramo in 1955, this brilliant observer of Mexican reality withdrew from writing, and little is known about his life. To mark the hundredth anniversary of Rulfo's birth, his son, filmmaker Juan Carlos Rulfo, is rectifying this biographical lacuna with a multipart profile. We present two parts from the six-part series, which explores not only Rulfo’s writing but also his photography and his relation to cinema, drawing on family memories and the voices of friends, colleagues, and critics.