|Mon 24th April||7.45pm|
Dir: Pablo Larraín | Chile / Argentina / France / Spain | 2016 | 108 mins | Spanish w/English subtitles
Cast: Gael García Bernal, Luis Gnecco, Mercedes Morán
New from Chilean director Pablo Larraín (Jackie, The Club) is this provocative, searching ‘anti-bio’ of one of Chile’s most intriguing figures: poet-diplomat Pablo Neruda. In 1948, Neruda (Luis Gnecco) finds himself on the wrong side of an anti-communist drive and is forced into hiding, with Gael García Bernal the hapless detective keen to capture him. Offering an ambitious portrait of an often venal, hypocritical man, Larraín’s skill is to draw him as someone who nevertheless simultaneously deserves his heroic status as a key figure in Chile’s struggle in this clever, resonant and really beautiful film.
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