Cine Latino: Neruda


The Main 3 Sat, Nov 12, 2016 7:00 PM
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General Public:$10.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Program:Cine Latino
Saturday Night Fiesta
Release Year:2016
Runtime:108 min
Print Source:The Orchard
Director:Pablo Larraín
Producer:Juan de Dios Larraín
Cinematographer:Sergio Armstrong
Screenwriter:Guillermo Calderón
Editor:Hervé Schneid
Composer:Federico Jusid
Principal Cast:Luis Gnecco
Gael García Bernal
Mercedes Morán


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Screening with short film Un Latino en MN: Jimmy Longoria.

It's 1948 and the Cold War has reached Chile. In congress, Senator (and renowned poet) Pablo Neruda (Gnecco) accuses the government of betraying the Communist Party and is swiftly impeached by the president. Police Prefect Oscar Peluchonneau (Bernal) is assigned to arrest the poet. Neruda tries to flee the country with his wife, the painter Delia del Carril, but they are forced into hiding, where Neruda writes his epic collection of poems, "Canto General". In Europe, the legend of the poet hounded by the policeman grows, and artists led by Pablo Picasso clamor for Neruda's freedom. Neruda sees this struggle with his nemesis Peluchonneau as an opportunity to reinvent himself, and he sets about playing games with the inspector, leaving clues designed to make their conflict more dangerous, and more intimate. In this story of a persecuted poet and his implacable adversary, Neruda recognizes his own heroic possibilities: a chance to become both a symbol for liberty and a literary legend.

Título: Neruda

El poeta y senador Pablo Neruda selló su suerte cuando en 1948 acusó al gobierno chileno de traicionar al Partido Comunista. Víctima de la mentalidad de la guerra fría, Neruda fue rápidamente sometido a juicio político y debió pasar a la clandestinidad para evitar ser arrestado. Pablo Larraín nos cuenta cómo Neruda capitalizó el momento para convertirse tanto en símbolo de libertad como en leyenda literaria.


"A work of such cleverness and beauty, alongside such power, that it’s hard to know how to parcel out praise."- Variety

Director Biography

Pablo Larraín was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1976.

He is a founding partner of Fabula, a production company dedicated to film, television, advertising and production services.

In 2005, Larrain directed his first feature-length film, Fuga. He then directed Tony Manero, 2007, which premiered at the Directors’ Fortnight of the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. Post Mortem is his third feature-length film. It premiered in Official Competition at the Venice Film Festival in September of 2010.

In 2010, he directed Profugos, HBO’s first-ever series produced in Chile. The following year, Pablo Larraín directed the film No, which premiered at the Directors’ Fortnight of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The second season of HBO’s Profugos was aired in September 2013. The Club premiered in Official Competition at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival where it was awarded the Grand Jury Prize Silver Bear. The film was also a nominee at the Golden Globes for Best Foreign Language Film. Neruda is his sixth feature film. In 2016, Pablo Larraín also directed his first English-speaking feature, Jackie, starring Natalie Portman.

Screening with Short Film

Un Latino en MN: Jimmy Longoria
2016 | 5 min | Documentary | Producer: MLatino Media

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