Pablo Larraín

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On Wednesday April 19th you can watch Neruda and also get a meal at the Café Bar with a special menu that’s paired with the film. Tickets cost €20 and are available here

Pablo Larraín’s new film quickly follows has last biopic, Jackie, into cinemas, and sees him expand on its unconventional take on the genre in a film that is by turns sly, witty, subversive, metatextual, and above all, playful in its approach.

Neruda takes as its central character the Chilean poet-diplomat, portrayed by Luis Gnecco as a vibrant, committed idealist filled with ideas, who is also a snobbish elitist who believes the respect and adoration accorded to him is simply his due.

Following his criticism of the government, Neruda is forced into hiding, a concept he refuses to accept as he continues visiting his favourite brothels and making public appearances, risking capture by the man sent to chase him, “half-moron, half-idiot” police inspector Óscar Peluchonneau (Gael García Bernal). Fascinating in its complexity, Larraín’s invention makes for deeply rewarding viewing.

(Notes by Kevin Coyne.)

Don’t forget we now schedule weekly.

108 mins, 2016, Chile-ArgentinaFrance-Spain, Digital, Subtitled


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