Neruda

  • Pablo Larraín, 2016

Synopsis

1947. The Chilean Government begins to persecute the Communist Party. The poet Pablo Neruda uses his position as a senator to accuse the President of the Republic of betraying the party that brought him to power. President Gonzalez Videla removes him from office, and Neruda is forced to live clandestinely along with his wife, Delia del Carril. The party keeps him hidden as they try to get him out of the country. Neruda uses this time to write Canto General. In Europe, Picasso spreads news the difficult situation that his Chilean friend is in. After a couple of frustrated escapes through the Libertadores border crossing and Valparaiso, Neruda makes one final attempt and manages to travel to the south in order to cross the mountain range on horseback. This experience forever redefines his reputation as a politician and a poet: Neruda’s life becomes a legend.

Filmmaker: Pablo Larraín

He is a founding partner of Fabula, Production Company dedicated to film, television, advertising and production services. In 2005 he directed his first feature film, Fuga.

In 2007 he directed Tony Manero, premiered in the Directors' Fortnight at Cannes 2008. Post Mortem is his third feature film, premiered at the Official Competition of the Venice International Film Festival in September 2010. In 2010 he directed Prófugos, the first series of HBO produced in Chile.

No, is his fourth film, winning Best Film in the Directors' Fortnight of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In 2013, he premiered the second season of Prófugos.

He is currently in the assembly of his latest film, Neruda and in the pre-production of Jackie, film starring Natalie Portman. In 2016, he will shoot the Scarface remake (Brian de Palma, 1983).

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  • Biography

    Pablo Larraín

  • Script

    Guillermo Calderón

  • DOP

    Sergio Armstrong

  • Editor

    Hervé Schneid, ACE

  • Music

    Federico Jusid

  • Format/Duration

    2.39:1 – 109'

  • Cast

    Gael García Bernal, Luis Gnecco, Mercedes Morán, Pablo Derqui, Emilio Gutiérrez Caba

  • Production

    Chile - España - Francia - Argentina

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