Raúl Ruiz was born in Puerto Montt on July 25, 1941. Graduates in Law. Attends - without much enthusiasm - the Santa Fe film school in Argentina. Works as a script writer for TV Mejicana. Author of thirty plays for the vanguard theatre. Due to the triumph of the Unidad Popular in the elections, Ruiz starts to work in the cinema center founded by the new government. Migrates to Argentina in 1973 and later to France where he actually lives and works. This book is published as a retrospective homage within the 13th edition of the Alcalá de Henares Film Festival and in collaboration with the Filmoteca Española which already organized the first retrospection in 1979.