Neruda

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Neruda
director:
Pablo Larraín
cast:
Gael García Bernal, Luis Gnecco, Alfredo Castro

Beloved poet Pablo Neruda (Luis Gnecco) is also the most famous communist in post-WWII Chile. When the political tides shift, he is forced underground, with a perseverant police inspector (Gael García Bernal) hot on his trail. Meanwhile, in Europe, the legend of the poet hounded by the policeman grows, and artists led by Pablo Picasso clamor for Neruda’s freedom. Neruda, however, sees the struggle with his police inspector nemesis as an opportunity to reinvent himself. He cunningly plays with the inspector, leaving clues designed to make their game of cat-and-mouse ever more perilous. In this story of a persecuted poet and his obsessive adversary, Neruda recognizes his own heroic possibilities: a chance to become a symbol for liberty, as well as a literary legend. “Stunningly inventive... A work of such cleverness and beauty that it’s hard to know how to parcel out praise.” (Variety) In Spanish and French.

website: neruda.film

format
DCP 'Scope color
runtime
1 hour 47 minutes
release year/country
2016 Chile
subtitled