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CinemaSavannah presents: Neruda (Chile/Argentina, 2016)

  • SPACE 9 W. Henry St. Savannah, GA 31401 USA (map)

April 22 (Saturday) , 5: 30 and 8 PM
(Chile/Argentina, 2016)
SPACE Gallery (9 West Henry St)
tix: $8 , cash only

In Neruda, the internationally acclaimed Golden Globe nominee, Pablo Neruda, the beloved poet and the most famous communist in post-WWII Chile, is forced underground, with an overzealous police inspector (Gael Garcia Bernal) hot on his trail. Meanwhile, in Europe, the legend of the poet hounded by the policeman grows, and artists led by Pablo Picasso clamor for Neruda's freedom. Neruda, however, sees the struggle with his police inspector nemesis as an opportunity to reinvent himself. He cunningly plays with the inspector, leaving clues designed to make their game of cat-and-mouse ever more perilous. In this story of a persecuted poet and his obsessive adversary, Neruda recognizes his own heroic possibilities: a chance to become a symbol for liberty, as well as a literary legend.   Inventive, intelligent, and beautifully filmed, Neruda transcends the traditional biopic structure to look at the meaning beyond the details of its subject's life.  With Gael Garcia Bernal and Luis Gnecco. 107 minutes. In Spanish and French.