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9th edition: 21 April - 26 April 2020

Neruda (2017 Feature Film)

Pablo Larraín | Chili, Spain | 2016 | color | DCP | 107 min | Spanish | d.s.

Santiago, 1948. A police inspector (Gael García Bernal) is ordered by president Videla to hunt down poet and politician Pablo Neruda who has openly criticized the right-wing regime, and who has gone into hiding.

Santiago, 1948. Police inspector Oscar Peluchonneau (Gael García Bernal) is ordered by president Videla to hunt down poet and politician Pablo Neruda (Luis Gnecco) who has openly criticized the right-wing regime. For the flamboyant and brilliant poet, the persecution offers heroic potential: a chance to become a symbol of freedom and a literary legend all at the same time. He starts writing ‘Canto General’, an over fifteen thousand lines chronicle-in-poetry of Latin America. Nobody has ever written a poem that size for the people. Neruda goes into hiding but deliberately leaves traces, engaging the inspector in a game of cat and mouse.

Tragicomic and sometimes surreal film about Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda. With beautifully lit scenes the viewer imagines himself in the history of Chile.

Place: CINEMA 1

Date: 7 April 2017

Time: 18:30

Duration: 1:25

Place: CINEMA 2

Date: 8 April 2017

Time: 13:15

Duration: 1:22

Place: CINEMA 2

Date: 9 April 2017

Time: 11:45

Duration: 1:20

Year in Festival
Pablo Larraín
Sergio Armstrong
Gael García Bernal
Luis Gnecco
Mercedes Morán
Diego Muñoz
Pablo Derqui
Michael Silva. Jaime Vadell
Hervé Schneid
107 min
Federico Jusid
Juan de Dios Larraín
Production Company
AZ Films
Funny Balloons
Setembro Cine
Production Design
Estefanía Larraín
Funny Balloons
Guillermo Calderón
Sound Design
Miguel Hormazábal
Year of Production
Pablo Larraín

Pablo LARRAÍN (1976, Chile) studied Audio-Visual Communication at UNIACC University. He is a founding member of Fabula. In 2006 he made his debut film, Fuga. His second feature, Tony Manero, premiered in Cannes in 2008 and later won the KNF prize in Rotterdam. With his sequential films Post Mortem and No, he completed his trilogy about Chile under the Pinochet regime, and moved in a different but equally successful direction in 2015 with El Club. In 2016 he released two biographical films: Neruda, about the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, and his English-language debut Jackie, about Jackie Kennedy Onassis.


Fuga (2006), Tony Manero (2008), Post Mortem (2010), Prófugos/Fugitives (2011, TV), No (2012), El Club/The Club (2015), Neruda (2016), Jackie (2016)