For his latest film, “Neruda”, Chilean director, Pablo Larrain, has once again teamed up with the Mexican star, Gael Garcia Bernal. The film follows the Chilean Nobel Prize-winning poet, Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s after joining the Communist Party. Film critics have praised García Bernal’s outstanding performance in this cat-and-mouse political thriller.
“The character is fascinating,” explained actor Gael Garcia Bernal. “There is so much to work with. It’s a very malleable character and a really fun one to play. So those were the main starting points and then, of course, the other dimension of poetry, the character of Neruda, politics. It just became a great adventure.”