NERUDA is an upcoming Chilean drama film directed by Pablo Larraín (No, The Club) and written by Guillermo Calderón (Violeta Went to Heaven), starring Gael García Bernal, Luis Gnecco, Alfredo Castro, Alejandro Goic, Jaime Vadell, Marcelo Alonso, Roberto Farías, Mercedes Morán, and Pablo Derquí. It has been selected to be screened in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
It’s 1948 and the Cold War has reached Chile. In congress, Senator Pablo Neruda (Gnecco) accuses the government of betrayal and is swiftly impeached by President Videla (Castro). Police Prefect Óscar Peluchonneau (García Bernal) is assigned to arrest the poet. Neruda tries to flee the country with his wife Delia del Carril (Morán), 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.
- via Variety