Tuesday, May 24, 2016

'Neruda' the Film

Director Pablo Larrain's Neruda, about Chilean poet and 1971 Nobel winner Pablo Neruda (1904-1973), stars Gael Garcia Bernal and, in the title role, Luis Gnecco. Based on true events, the film covers a two-year period, 1946-1948, when Neruda, a member of the Communist Party and an elected senator, protested repressive government policy on striking miners and had to go into hiding to escape arrest and threats to his life.

The film, with English subtitles, was shown at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Here's the first trailer for the movie:

Jay Weissberg, "Cannes Film Review: 'Neruda'", Variety, May 13, 2016

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