U.S. Trailer for Chile’s ‘Neruda’
The Orchard has debuted the official US trailer for Pablo Larraín‘s other film this year, Neruda, which follows Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet. The first, Jackie, follows the tragically bereaved First Lady of United States.
Starring Luis Gnecco as the famed writer and senator who condemned himself to exile and Gael Garcia Bernal as the police inspector Oscar Peluchonneau on the hunt of him, a sort of cat-and-mouse detective thriller is Chile’s official foreign language Oscar entry. Also starring Mercedes Moran and Alfredo Castro, Neruda is set for U.S. release December 16.
See the official trailer below.
Here’s the original poster for Neruda, the latest from Chile’s beady-eyed filmmaker.
Beloved poet Pablo Neruda (Luis Gnecco) is also the most famous communist in post-WWII Chile. When the political tides shift, he is forced underground, with a perseverant police inspector (Gael García Bernal) hot on his trail. Meanwhile, in Europe, the legend of the poet hounded by the policeman grows, and artists led by Pablo Picasso clamor for Neruda’s freedom. Neruda, however, sees the struggle with his police inspector nemesis as an opportunity to reinvent himself. He cunningly plays with the inspector, leaving clues designed to make their game of cat-and-mouse ever more perilous. In this story of a persecuted poet and his obsessive adversary, Neruda recognizes his own heroic possibilities: a chance to become a symbol for liberty, as well as a literary legend.