EL LUGAR SIN LÍMITES: Ripstein in Review

by Sergio de la Mora

Arturo Ripstein Rosen (born Mexico City, December 13, 1943) has one of the most interesting bodies of work. A third-generation Mexican Jew, he is the son of the late producer Alfredo Ripstein Jr. who began producing films in the 1940s until roughly his death in 2007, including El crimen del padre Amaro  (The Crime of Father Amaro , 2002), El callejón de los milagros  (Midaq Alley , 1995) as well as Principio y fin  (The Beginning and the End , 1993) directed by his son Arturo.  His mother Frieda Rosen was from El Paso, Texas.

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