Rent Neruda (2016)

3.4 of 5 from 128 ratings
1h 43min
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Synopsis:
Chile, 1948: Senator Pablo Neruda, diplomat and future Nobel Prize-winning poet, accuses the government of betraying the Communist Party and is swiftly impeached. Pursued by the police, Neruda and his artist wife are forced into hiding and an intimate game of cat and mouse begins. In Europe, the legend of the poet hounded by the policeman grows - and artists, led by Picasso, call for his freedom. Neruda, meanwhile, inspired by his transformative new life as a fugitive, writes his epic collection of poems, Canto General, capturing the turmoil of a Latin America in crisis.
Paying homage to a mercurial creator who is impossible to pin down in conventional biography, this playful, inventive feature by acclaimed director Pablo Larrain (Jackie and Oscar-nominated NO) is the story of the escape, the investigation and the literary legend of a man once hailed as 'the greatest poet of the 20th century'. Starring Luis Gnecco and Gael Garcia Bernal, the film plays out like a road movie, inviting us to soar alongside Neruda in his poetry, his memory, and his deeply held - sometimes paradoxical - political ideals.
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Directors:
Producers:
Renan Artukmac, Christian Cardoner, Peter Danner, Fernanda Del Nido, Juan Pablo García, Axel Kuschevatzky, Juan de Dios Larraín, Ignacio Rey, Gastón Rothschild, Jeff Skoll, Mercedes Tarelli, Alex Zito
Writers:
Guillermo Calderón
Studio:
Network UK
Genres:
Drama
Countries:
Chile, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
10/07/2017
Run Time:
103 minutes
Languages:
French, Spanish
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • BFI's Maria Delgado interviews Pablo Larrain and Gael Garcia Bernal
  • Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
10/07/2017
Run Time:
108 minutes
Languages:
French Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • BFI's Maria Delgado interviews Pablo Larrain and Gael Garcia Bernal
  • Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (3) of Neruda

Excellent script - Neruda review by MF

Spoiler Alert
29/07/2020

this film is not just about Neruda and his escape from Chile, it is a dialogue between Neruda and the secret police agent who chases him.

This dialogue is fiction, the creation of scriptwriter Guillermo Calderon, but so poetic, that I thought it came from notes by Neruda himself.

A delightful film.

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Not a successful mix of poetry and biography - Neruda review by JR

Spoiler Alert
10/01/2018

This film looks like a film from the 40's - slightly out of focus but not black and white but in bleached colour. The performances are stilted and unnatural, and the scenes seem to jump abruptly from one to another. Bernal is miscast as as Neruda's nemesis. A much better film which mixes poetry and biography is 'A Quiet Passion'.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Seriously good - Neruda review by HO

Spoiler Alert
30/04/2021

Just can't get enough of films from Chile. It's this magical realism thing they've got. What a complex character Neruda was and how well this film depicts it. Part piece of art, part comedy, part serious. Love it.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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