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    Neruda

    Directed by Pablo Larraín
    Chile/Argentina/Spain/France | 108 minutes | Awards Buzz-Best Foreign Language Film

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    Neruda

    Directed by Pablo Larraín
    Chile/Argentina/Spain/France | 108 minutes | Awards Buzz-Best Foreign Language Film

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    Neruda

    Directed by Pablo Larraín
    Chile/Argentina/Spain/France | 108 minutes | Awards Buzz-Best Foreign Language Film

No director Pablo Larraín’s second outstanding feature of the season (after Jackie) is less a biopic than a mystery thriller, inspired equally by history—the period when poet and Communist Pablo Neruda was forced into hiding and eventually fled Chile—by Neruda’s literary imagination, film noir and magical realism.

Schedule

January 10, 2017 10:30 AM Annenberg Theater Tickets not available
January 14, 2017 2:30 PM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
January 16, 2017 12:30 PM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available

film synopsis

When the Communist Party is banned in Chile in 1948, senator, poet and sensualist Pablo Neruda (Luis Gnecco, No) is forced into hiding, hotly pursued by determined if none-too-bright police prefect Oscar Peluchonneau (Gael Garcia Bernal), who is eager to make a name for himself by capturing the famed poet. Champion of the downtrodden yet vain enough to fret over his public persona (and pepper his escape with a few decadent diversions), Neruda engages in a delicious cat-and-mouse game with Peluchonneau, whose own deep-seated vanities drive an insatiable hunger to will himself into the writer's world-and/or transcend his supporting role as an extension of Neruda himself.

Teaming once again with DP Sergio Armstrong and writer Guillermo Calderon, acclaimed Chilean director Pablo Larrain (Jackie, The Club) balances historical fact with a playful, literary blurring of narrative lines. Less concerned with re-enacting history than honoring the tone and spirit of the famed writer's art, Neruda is a brilliant homage to the creation of narrative itself.

film details

Country: Chile/Argentina/Spain/France
Year: 2016
Running Time: 108 minutes
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: Yes
Director: Pablo Larraín
Producers: Juan de Dios Larraín
Principal Cast: Luis Gnecco, Gael García Bernal, Mercedes Morán
Cinematographers: Sergio Armstrong
Editor: Hervé Schneid
Music: Federico Jusid
Screenwriter: Guillermo Calderón
US Distributor: The Orchard
International Sales Company: Wild Bunch

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