Academy Screenings 2016
About This Project


Friday, December 30, 2016 | 3:00 PM
Wheeler Opera House
320 E Hyman, Aspen, CO 81611


Chile’s official entry to the 2016 Oscar® race, Pablo Larraín (Jackie, The Club, Tony Manero) weaves an engrossing metafictional fable around the 1948 manhunt for celebrated poet and politician Pablo Neruda, who goes underground when Chile outlaws communism and is pursued by an ambitious police inspector (Gael García Bernal). The eventful and unorthodox life of the Nobel Prize-winning poet, politician, committed communist, unapologetic hedonist, and Chilean cultural icon Pablo Neruda provides plentiful territory for cinematic exploration. Larraín, Chile’s most inventive and provocative contemporary filmmaker, takes a wholly unique approach to his famous countryman’s life and work with Neruda, which is set during the poet’s sojourn underground in the late 1940’s. (Chile 2016)


Director: Pablo Larraín
Screenwriter:   Guillermo Calderón
Cinematographer:   Sergio Armstrong
With:  Luis Gnecco, Gael García Bernal, Mercedes Morán, Diego Muñoz


Run Time: 1 hr 48 min


foreign language film