First Trailer for Pablo Larraín's 'Neruda' Playing at Cannes This Year
"They say that Neruda is the most important communist in the world." The first trailer has debuted for the latest film from Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín titled Neruda, which is premiering at the Cannes Film Festival in just a few days. I've been raving about Pablo Larraín ever since catching his film No at Cannes in 2012, as well as his outstanding film The Club at Berlinale in 2015 just last year. For Neruda, he reteams with No star Gael García Bernal to tell the story of Senator Pablo Neruda (played by Luis Gnecco), who was impeached at the beginning of the Cold War, utilizing his position to become "both a symbol for liberty and a literary legend". This looks fantastic - the shots are unique, it feels poetic, and looks inspiring already.
Here's the first official trailer (with subtitles) for Pablo Larraín's Neruda, direct from YouTube:
It's 1948 and the Cold War has reached Chile. In congress, Senator Pablo Neruda accuses the government of betrayal and is swiftly impeached by President Videla. Police Prefect Óscar Peluchonneau is assigned to arrest the poet. Neruda tries to flee the country with his wife Delia del Carril, but they are forced into hiding. In the struggle with his nemesis Peluchonneau, Neruda sees an opportunity to reinvent himself. He plays with the Prefect, leaving clues designed to make their game of cat-and-mouse more dangerous, more intimate. In this story of persecution, Neruda recognizes his own heroic possibilities: a chance to become both a symbol for liberty and a literary legend. Neruda is directed by acclaimed Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín, of No, The Club and Post Mortem previously. The film will be distributed in Chile by 20th Century Fox, and is premiering at the Cannes Film Festival, but doesn't have a US distributor. Stay tuned for news.