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Neruda (15)

Neruda (15)

Biography, Crime, Drama

An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party.

The critical consensus

Irreverent, funny and insightful, Neruda is unquestionably mannered but undeniably entertaining.

****(*)Allan Hunter, The List, 03/04/2017

An unusual and richly enjoyable love letter to a fellow artist and Chilean, Neruda further marks out Larraín as a director of serious range and ambition.

****(*)Phil De Semlyen, Empire Online, 03/04/2017

There is an elegance and wry humour in Larrain’s approach that stops the film ever from feeling like political agit-prop.

****(*)Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 05/04/2017

Joyful, joyful, joyful / as only dogs know how to be happy.

****(*)Ben Nicholson, Little White Lies, 05/04/2017

For all its ambition and feels like minor work.

***(*)(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 06/04/2017

Gael García Bernal plays a police officer sent on a sham pursuit of the dissident poet Pablo Neruda, in a jokey chase film set in President Videla’s Chile.

***(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 07/04/2017

Jackie director Pablo Larraín loses his way in a film built loosely around the fugitive years of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda.

**(*)(*)(*)Simran Hans, The Observer, 09/04/2017

Where and when?

Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow from Friday April 7, 2017, until Thursday April 13, 2017. More info:

Edinburgh Filmhouse, Edinburgh from Friday April 21, 2017, until Thursday April 27, 2017. More info:

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