Awards & Reviews
‘A work of … cleverness and beauty.’
Thrilling pursuit, and wars of words.
‘You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.’ This sexy, witty and highly entertaining film has the poise and energy of its subject’s own words. It is Santiago in 1948 and Pablo Neruda, Chile’s adored, charismatic poet, is sent into hiding when right-wing President Videla demands his arrest. Concealed by a network of sympathisers – and with a clueless but dogged cop in pursuit – Neruda flees toward the Argentine mountains whilst covertly publishing his rousing verse. Playfully brilliant cinema from director Pablo Larraín starring Gael García Bernal (The Motorcycle Diaries, No, 2013 PIAF).