First Trailer for Cannes Drama ‘Neruda’

Pablo Larrain‘s Cannes Drama

The first international trailer for Pablo Larrain‘s Cannes drama Neruda, starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Luis Gnecco, has landed.

Co-starring Alfredo Castro, Mercedes Moran, Michael Silva, and Pablo Derqui, the movie finds Bernal playing the dogged police inspector who organized the manhunt to find the famed poet (Gnecco).

A biopic of the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean writer premieres at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival in the Directors’ Fortnight section. Check out the first trailer for Neruda after the jump.

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.