100 Years with Juan Rulfo

(Cien años con Juan Rulfo)

In Conversation

  • Jorge Ruffinelli, a professor in the department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures at Stanford University, is the author of numerous books on Latin American literature and cinema, and is an authority on 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 one part from the six-part in-progress series, which explores Rulfo’s photography, drawing on family memories and the voices of friends, colleagues, and critics.

  • Eduardo Herrera
  • Juan Carlos Rulfo
  • Héctor Ortega
  • Spanish
  • with English subtitles
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  • B&W/Color
  • Digital
  • 50 mins
  • La Media Luna Producciones
Followed By

Juan, I Forgot I Don't Remember
(Del olvido al no me acuerdo)

Juan Carlos Rulfo, Mexico, 1999

A film filled with beauty and humor, in which Juan Carlos Rulfo journeys to Jalisco, where his father grew up. 

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  • Color
  • Digital
  • 70 mins