• Night Across The Street

Night Across The Street

a film by Raul Ruiz
2012, 100 minutes


On the verge of a forced retirement, Don Celso, an elderly office worker begins to relive both real and imagined memories from his life – a trip to the movies as a young boy with Beethoven, listening to tall tales from Long John Silver, a brief stay in a haunted hotel, conversations with a fictional doppelgänger of a real writer. Stories hide within stories and the thin line between imagination and reality steadily erodes, opening up a marvelous new world of personal remembrance and fantastic melodrama. In this playfully elegiac film, loosely adapted from the fantastical short stories of Chilean writer Herman del Solar, Ruiz has crafted a final masterwork on his favorite subjects: fiction, history and life itself.


"One of the cinema's grandest, most graceful farewells."
- Richard Brody, The New Yorker

"A beautiful affecting bookend to a career that never stood still."
- Jonathan Romney, Sight & Sound

"A playful supernatural dream."
- Stephen Holden, The New York Times

Press Materials

High-Res Stills and Poster
Press Kit

Where to watch


Feb 8 - Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, New York, NY
Feb 15 - Hippodrome Cinema, Gainesville, FL

Festivals & Awards

Official Selection - Directors' Fortnight - Cannes Film Festival
Official Selection - New York Film Festival
Official Selection - Toronto International Film Festival
Official Selection - International Film Festival Rotterdam
Official Selection - Mar del Plata International Film Festival


Related Films


The Wandering Soap Opera

Raúl Ruiz and Valeria Sarmiento





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