Friday, May 27, 2011

MELVIL POUPAUD-RAOUL RUIZ, CHAI CHAIYACHIT-PRAP BOONPAN

This is my comment in a friend's Facebook:

Melvil Poupaud is very handsome and he has played in at least 10 films by Raoul Ruiz, though I have seen only one film of their collaborations (TIME REGAINED). I wonder if the Poupaud-Ruiz collaboration is very interesting or not. Their collaboration is not as well known as the female star-male director collaborations of Liv Ullmann-Ingmar Bergman, Carmen Maura-Pedro Almodovar, Margit Carstensen-Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Kati Outinen-Aki Kaurismäki, Magdalena Montezuma-Werner Schroeter, etc.

The Melvil Poupaud-Raoul Ruiz collaboration reminds me of the male star-male director collaborations of Jean-Pierre Léaud--François Truffaut, Lee Kangsheng—Tsai Mingliang, Randolph Scott—Budd Boetticher, and Chai Chaiyachit—Prap Boonpan.

The Melvil Poupaud-Raoul Ruiz collaboration includes CITY OF PIRATES (1983), TREASURE ISLAND (1985), THE INSOMNIAC ON THE BRIDGE (1985), DANS UN MIROIR (1986), FADO MAJOR AND MINOR (1994), THREE LIVES AND ONLY ONE DEATH (1996), GENEALOGIES OF A CRIME (1997), TIME REGAINED (1999), LOVE TORN IN DREAM (2000), and MYSTERIES OF LISBON (2010).