Paz Alicia Garciadiego

Paz Alicia Garciadiego (Born September, 1949 México D.F.) is a Mexican screenwriter and scholar, known for The Beginning and the End (Principio y fin) (1993), Deep Crimson (Profundo carmesí)) (1996), and Bleak Street (2015). She and her husband Arturo Ripstein have worked together on film and television since 1986 with their first collaboration The Realm of Fortune (El imperio de la fortuna) (1986), winning multiple Ariel Awards in different categories.[1] In 2013 Garcíadiego received the Salvador Toscano prize, awarded by the Cineteca Nacional, the Fundación Carmen Toscano and the Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences.

Early lifeEdit

Garciadiego was born in Mexico City in a middle-class family. She grew up in Colonia Juárez, Mexico City and from an early age enjoyed hearing and reading stories with her grandmother. She graduated from a Catholic School in 1968 and after having her first child she studied philosophy, literature and Latin American Studies at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).[2]


Garciadiego began working as a writer at Secretariat of Public Education (Mexico) adapting literary classics and episodes of Mexican history into comic books, then she worked writing educational content for children at Unidad de Televisión Educativa y Cultural (UTEC). There, she met director Arturo Ripstein and they made the adaptation of The Golden Cockerel by Juan Rulfo, what would be their first collaboration El imperio de la fortuna (1986)





  1. ^ El imperio de la fortuna, retrieved 2017-11-04
  2. ^ "Paz Alicia Garciadiego - PST LA/LA". PST LA/LA. Retrieved 2017-11-04.

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