He went to Moscow in 1960, where he studied philology, Russian language and literature in the Friendship of the Nations University, as well as acting and cinema and TV direction in the State Cinematographic Institute of the ex USSR. He also assisted Russian director Igor Talankin, in the soviet-american co-production Tchaikovsky (1970). He returned to Mexico in 1968. In collaboration with Guillermo Murray he adapted and assisted direction in the film Siempre hay una primera vez (1971), followed by the documentary Homenaje a Leopoldo Méndez (1970), and co-wrote, with Carlos Ancira a TV series based on the life of Dostoievsky. His debut as a director came in the film Tú, yo, nosotros (1972), which he co-directed with Juan Manuel Torres and Jorge Fons in 1970. One year later he directed El principio (1973), as well as wrote the script, which won the first place in the competition of the General Society of Writers of Mexico (SOGEM). The movie won four Diosas de Plata, eight Arieles and two

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