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Neruda

Biography Drama


 

Chile 1948, Pablo Neruda is removed from political office and becomes a fugitive.

"Neruda" is a story told with extraordinary style and a diverting sense of humour. It cleverly collapses the space between fact and fiction to depict the life of a figure who was both a politician and a poet. This is inventive and sophisticated story-telling, with otherworldly effects employed to depict an imagined and abstract world littered with symbolism. Reality is not so much discarded as poetically interpreted. You'll be richly rewarded for attending to the subtleties of the obsessions and turmoils of the man. Aka Ricardo Eliecer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 18th August 2016
Palace Films 108 mins