NERUDA World Cinema

Director Pablo Larraín returns to Chilean history with a unique film about the difference between man and artist, person and persona. In 1948, betrayed by the supposed left-wing president he helped support, renowned poet and senator for the Chilean communist party Pablo Neruda went into hiding to escape arrest. Assisted by party members with more personal knowledge of the hardships of proletariat life than the regal and aristocratic Neruda, he and his Argentinian wife try to escape the clutches of the government as led by the dedicated and anonymous police prefect Oscar Peluchonneau. Less a biopic than a Nerudian imagining of what a biopic should be, NERUDA looks at one man’s life underground, beneath a society trying to repress passion, sensuality and solidarity for others. — Sudeep Sharma

Pablo Larraín directed his first feature, FUGA, in 2005, followed by TONY MANERO (2008), which premiered in the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes. His subsequent films include POST MORTEM (2010), which premiered in competition at the Venice International Film Festival; Oscar® nominee NO (2012); THE CLUB (AFI FEST 2015); and this year’s NERUDA and JACKIE.

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Country: Chile | Argentina | France | Spain

Year: 2016

Director: Pablo Larraín

Screenwriter: Guillermo Calderón

Producer: Juan de Dios Larraín

Executive Producers: Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King

Director of Photography: Sergio Armstrong

Editor: Hervé Schneid

Production Designer: Estefanía Larraín

Music: Federico Jusid

Cast/Featuring: Luis Gnecco, Gael García Bernal, Mercedes Morán, Diego Muñoz, Pablo Derqui, Michael Silva, Jamie Vadell, Alfredo Castro, Marcelo Alonso, Francisco Reyes, Alejandro Goic, Emilio Gutiérrez Caba

Running Time (minutes): 107 min

Languges: Spanish, French