NERUDA Stars Gael Garcia Bernal
Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2Wed, Apr 5, 2017 4:30 PM Event Date Passed

Public Screening...CoPresented by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese

NERUDA Stars Gael Garcia Bernal
Wednesday, April 5 at 4:30 pm | Members $11 | Public $16 – Includes reception
Reception will follow film at 6:30 PM

With this special screening, AATSP will provide Certificates of Attendance to teachers to present to their districts for Professional Development

Pablo Larrain’s witty and playful tale follows legendary Chilean poet Pablo Neruda as he becomes a fugitive in his own country in the late 1940s for being a Communist. Gael Garcia Bernal stars as the Inspector tasked to catch the poet, but who soon finds himself caught in a maze of reality and myth.

It’s 1948 and the Cold War has reached Chile. In congress, Senator Pablo Neruda (Luis Gnecco) accuses the government of betrayal and is swiftly impeached by President Videla. Police Prefect Óscar Peluchonneau (Gael Garcia Bernal) is assigned to arrest the poet. Neruda tries to flee the country with his wife Delia del Carril, but they are forced into hiding. In the struggle with his nemesis Peluchonneau, Neruda sees an opportunity to reinvent himself. He plays with the Prefect, leaving clues designed to make their game of cat-and-mouse more dangerous, more intimate. In this story of persecution, Neruda recognizes his own heroic possibilities: a chance to become both a symbol for liberty and a literary legend. (Chile/Argentina/France/Spain/USA, 2016, 107 min., Spanish/French with English subtitles, R, DCP | Dir. Pablo Larrain, Jackie)

The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) promotes the study and teaching of the Spanish and Portuguese languages and related literatures and cultures at all levels of education. Through extensive collaboration with educators, professionals, and institutions, the AATSP contributes to a better and deeper understanding between the United States and the Spanish-and Portuguese-speaking nations of the world.