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Neruda, directed by Pablo Larraín will be available on DVD, Blu-ray, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Curzon Home Cinema & BFI Player 10th July, and we have 3 copies on DVD to giveaway!
It’s 1948 and the Cold War has reached Chile. In congress, Senator Pablo Neruda (Luis Gnecco) accuses the government of betraying the Communist Party and is swiftly impeached by President González Videla (Alfredo Castro). Police Prefect Oscar Peluchonneau (Gael García Bernal) is assigned to arrest the poet. Neruda tries to flee the country with his wife, the painter Delia del Carril (Mercedes Morán), but they are forced into hiding.
Inspired by the dramatic events of his new life as a fugitive, Neruda writes his epic collection of poems, “Canto General”. Meanwhile, in Europe, the legend of the poet hounded by the policeman grows, and artists led by Pablo Picasso clamor for Neruda’s freedom. Neruda, however, sees this struggle with his nemesis Peluchonneau as an opportunity to reinvent himself. He plays with the inspector, leaving clues designed to make their game of cat-and-mouse more dangerous, more intimate. In this story of a persecuted poet and his implacable adversary, Neruda recognises his own heroic possibilities: a chance to become both a symbol for liberty and a literary legend.
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Neruda is a 2016 internationally co-produced biographical drama film directed by Pablo Larraín. It was screened in the Directors’ Fortnight section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. It was selected as the Chilean entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards but it was not nominated.
The film was released in Chile on 11 August 2016, by 20th Century Fox. It was released in the United States on 16 December 2016, by The Orchard. It was then released in France on 4 January 2017, by Wild Bunch.