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Neruda at The Institut Français

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Time 18:30
Date 30/03/17
Price £12
  • Produced by The Institut français
  • Price £12.00 concessions £10.00
  • Get ready for a surreal and entertaining account of the manhunt for acclaimed Chilean poet Pablo Neruda
  • Bring along friends looking to watch a feature that shakes up the tired biopic form
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It’s 1948 and the Cold War has reached Chile. An inspector (Gael García Bernal) is assigned to hunt down the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda.

In this story of a persecuted poet and his implacable adversary, Neruda becomes aware of his own heroic possibilities: a chance to become both a symbol for liberty and a literary legend. The story focuses on the political persecution that poet and Communist Neruda suffered after criticizing President Gabriel González Videla's brutal anti-communist repression in a speech in the National Congress in 1948, and the manhunt for his arrest, led by the fascist Chief of Policía de Investigaciones Oscar Peluchonneau.