Arturo Ripstein

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Arturo Ripstein y Rosen (born December 13, 1943) is a Mexican film director and screenwriter. Considered the "Godfather of independent Mexican cinema", Riptein's work is generally characterized by "somber, slow-paced, macabre melodramas tackling existential loneliness", often with a grotesque-like edge.He is a nine-time Ariel Award winner, including five for Best Picture and two for Best Director. Three of his films have been nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arturo Ripstein has received more than 76,331 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Arturo Ripstein is the 890th most popular film director (down from 820th in 2019), the 210th most popular biography from Mexico and the 5th most popular Mexican Film Director.

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Among film directors, Arturo Ripstein ranks 890 out of 1,580Before him are Irwin Winkler, Yevgeni Bauer, Ronny Yu, Gianfranco Parolini, Cristian Mungiu, and Karel Kachyňa. After him are Sion Sono, Laura Mulvey, John Grierson, Ari Folman, Revaz Chkheidze, and Michel Boisrond.

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Among people born in 1943, Arturo Ripstein ranks 362Before him are Ottavio Bianchi, Susan Clark, Isabel-Clara Simó, Clément Mouamba, Sharon Gless, and Antonio Juliano. After him are John Miles, Peter Norton, Johnny Hansen, Manfred Eicher, Oleg Vidov, and Bob Hite.

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Among people born in Mexico, Arturo Ripstein ranks 210 out of 487Before him are Miguel Barragán (1789), Juan Aldama (1774), Luis Hernández (1968), Sara Ramirez (1975), Susana Dosamantes (1948), and Sergio Pitol (1933). After him are Cuauhtémoc Blanco (1973), Paulina Rubio (1971), José Mariano Salas (1797), Mario Van Peebles (1957), Arturo Márquez (1950), and Martín Carrera (1806).


Among film directors born in Mexico, Arturo Ripstein ranks 5Before him are Alejandro González Iñárritu (1963), Guillermo del Toro (1964), Alfonso Cuarón (1961), and Emilio Fernández (1904). After him are Mario Van Peebles (1957), Guillermo Navarro (1955), and Carlos Reygadas (1971).