Paul Leduc, icon of Mexican cinema who fought to make visible the injustices of the industry, dies at 78.
Trainer of dozens of directors, producers and actors, Leduc directed core films of the national film industry, such as “Reed: Insurgent Mexico”.
Paul Leduc, one of the most important film directors in Mexico, died on Wednesday, October 21st, at 78, reported the Mexican Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Lamentamos la muerte del cineasta mexicano Paul Leduc, creador de cintas como Reed, México insurgente, Frida, Naturaleza viva y Cobrador: In God We Trust, donde adaptó cuentos de Rubem Fonseca. Descanse en paz. pic.twitter.com/GvdmYekyQ1— Guanajuato Film Fest (@giffmx) October 21, 2020
Trainer of dozens of directors, producers, and actors, Leduc directed core films of the national film industry, such as “Reed: Insurgent Mexico” (1972), “How do you see?” (1985), “Frida, Naturaleza viva” (1986), “Barroco” (1988), “Latino Bar” (1991) and Collector: In God We Trust (2006).
“Much sadness, my teacher, my mentor and my friend died. It is hard for me to believe it. Rest in peace dear Paul Leduc,” wrote on his Twitter account Mexican documentary filmmaker Everardo González, who has been recognized at festivals such as the Berlinale.
After a devastating speech in which he pointed out the lack of support for Mexican cinema, Paul Leduc received the Golden Ariel to the Professional Tracyetoria in 2016. “Cinema in Mexico is still a business, but not for Mexican filmmakers,” he said at that chance.
Sources: OEM / YouTube