In Pursuit Of Treasure Island
Both a prelude and a continuation to Raoul Ruiz's film, Treasure Island, made in 1984, this text presents itself as the follow up, or rather, a pursuit of Stevenson's novel. A formidable example of the way Ruiz parodies the text and plunges the story inside the story, before losing the reader in a labyrinth of strange images.
“Behind each children's book, behind each bestseller, a sacred text is hidden. Stevenson's novel has been scrutinized, read and re-read a thousand times. It has been used as a model for a map that lead us in search of an island where a cave that represented the sky was located. And in that sky, the stars and planets were represented by diamonds, real diamonds...”.
Raoul Ruiz (1941 – 2011) is a Chilean filmmaker, theater director and writer. A key figure of the New Latin American Cinema, politically engaged, he was forced to exile after Pinochet's coup d'etat in 1973. His work features over 100 films such as Tres tristes tigres (1968), Palomita blanca (1973), Klimt (2006) and Mysteries of Lisbon (2010).