Hyde Park Picture House

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Neruda - presented in 35mm

Time
On 14th April - 8.30 PM
Other showings
From 14th April - 2nd July
Starring:
Gael García Bernal, Luis Gnecco, Mercedes Morán
Director
Dir. Pablo Larraín
Duration
108mins
Country
Chile/Argentina (Spanish and French with English s
Year
2016
Synopsis:

Pablo Larraín (Jackie) turns to the Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda, for his sixth feature. Describing this inventive detective thriller as an “anti-bio”, he weaves a dizzying fable around the 1948 hunt for celebrated poet and politician Neruda, who goes underground when Chile outlaws communism and finds himself pursued by an ambitious police inspector (Bernal) hoping to make a name for himself.

With a trio of outstanding performances from Bernal, Gnecco as Neruda and Morán as his wife Delia, this is a hugely refreshing and entertaining tale that boldly tests the limits of filmic biography.

A rare chance to see the film projected on 35mm film.

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Neruda
Critical reaction:
  • An unlikely, often surreal and incredibly entertaining film... full of more life and meaning than most “real” biopics ★★★★

    Benjamin Lee, THE GUARDIAN