“Neruda”- THE REVIEW
Set in the era of 1948, Chilean director Pablo Larrain brings you the biopic of Pablo Neruda which is an Oscar Nomination already!
It’s challenging to chronicle the life of he who was “the greatest poet of the 20th century in any language”.
That Pablo Neruda courted controversy is well known.
Perhaps that’s why Chilean director, Pablo Larraín’s biopic is rightfully “anti-biopic”.
Part fact, part glorious fantasy, it opens in 1948, shortly before the poet Pablo Neruda is forced to go into hiding.
Selected as Chile’s official Oscar Entry already, the richly hedonistic film intellectually balances the humour and the thrills of the romantic chase that interject the powerful plot.
Bound to leave its audience both spellbound and enlightened, Larrain paints the life of a politician-poet with a take so refreshingly inventive that each frame’s a gloriously Nerudian tribute to the wickedly creative genius that is Neruda.