Neruda Movie

An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party.

Neruda is an internationally co-produced drama film directed by Pablo Larraín. It was screened in the Directors’ Fortnight section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. It was selected as the Chilean entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards.

The film was released in Chile on 11 August 2016, by 20th Century Fox. It is scheduled to be released in the United States on 16 December 2016, by The Orchard. It will then be released in France on 4 January 2017, by Wild Bunch.

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Directed by: Pablo Larraín
Starring: Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Luis Gnecco, Pablo Derqui, Emilio Gutiérrez Caba, Mercedes Morán, Marcelo Alonso
Screenplay by: Guillermo Calderón
Production Design by: Estefania Larrain
Cinematography by: Sergio Armstrong
Film Editing by: Hervé Schneid
Music by: Federico Jusid
MPAA Rating: R for sexuality / nudity and some language.
Studio: 20th Century Fox, Wild Bunch, The Orchard
Release Date: December 16, 2016