Network Releasing is proud to announce that NERUDA, the sixth feature of Academy Award® and Golden Globe nominee Pablo Larraín, will be released in UK cinemas from 7th April 2017. It is also In Competition at the 60th BFI London Film Festival where it will have its UK Premiere on the 14th and 15th October 2016.
NERUDA celebrated its World Premiere at Cannes in the lauded Directors' Fortnight section to critical acclaim. Written by Guillermo Calderón, NERUDA stars Gael García Bernal, Chile’s Luis Gnecco (HBO’s Profugos) and Mercedes Morán (The Motorcycle Diaries), and is produced by Juan de Dios Larraín.
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 recognises his own heroic possibilities: a chance to become both a symbol for liberty and a literary legend.