Tuesday 23rd May 2017 - 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm, Palmer Building
Neruda is an unconventional fantasy drama about the life of the famous post World War II Chilean poet and senator, Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his own country for being a communist. Shrewd Inspector Peluchonneau (Gael Garcia Bernal) is ordered by the fascist government to arrest Neruda who flees, subsequently enjoying the thrill of the chase. The film revolves around the tension between the Government’s interest to hunt him and Peluchonneau’s pragmatic aim to not catch him.
Chile-Argentina-France-Spain 2016 – Spanish with subtitles – directed by Pablo Larraín – with Luis Gnecco, Gael García Bernal, Mercedes Morán – 108 min
Stunningly inventive…..a work of cleverness, breadth and power – VARIETY
Thoughtful and provocative. A very beautifully made film – LOS ANGELES TIMES
Inventive, intelligent and beautifully made – ROTTEN TOMATOES
Unlikely, often surreal and incredibly entertaining film – THE GUARDIAN