Director: Pablo Larraín.
Starring: Luis Gnecco, Gael García Bernal, Mercedes Morán. Chile/Argentina/France/Spain 2016. 108 mins. Spanish with English subtitles.
Pablo Larraín (The Club, No, Tony Manero) turns to his compatriot, the Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda, for his sixth feature. Describing this inventive 1940s-set 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 by capturing the famous fugitive. With a trio of outstanding performances from Bernal, Luis Gnecco as the poet on the run and Mercedes Morán as his wife Delia, this is a hugely refreshing and entertaining tale that boldly tests the limits of filmic biography.
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