Chile, late 1940s Neruda is on the run from a government crack down. Peluchonneau, the dogged detective on his tail, and Neruda become two poles of an intertwined narrative, both determined to create their own myths, one as the smart top detective, the other as a great romantic poet and hero of the people. Beautifully made with a fabulous understated performance from Bernal and a sharp, wonderfully observed script, this is a lot of fun.
“A playfully unexpected spin on a historical drama.” Wendy Ide, Sight & Sound
“a dizzying cinematic adventure filmed with playful virtuosity.” London Film Festival
Part of the Voices of Resistance Season