Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Film Screening and Panel Discussion: Neruda

February 16th, 2017
6:30 PM

Location
The Broad Theater
636 N Broad St

Join us for a special film screening and panel discussion of Pablo Larraín’s latest film, Neruda. The film screening will begin at 6:30 followed by a panel discussion of Tulane faculty moderated by film scholar Ana López.

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

Variety magazine reviewed the film in May 2016:

  • “Surprises always come at the end of Pablo Larraín’s films when everything suddenly comes together and the audience sits in the cinema feeling both illuminated and floored. “Neruda” is no different, representing the director at his stunning best with a work of such cleverness and beauty, alongside such power, that it’s hard to know how to parcel out praise: script, cinematography, art direction, and performances all vie for kudos and awards, though the film’s placement in Directors’ Fortnight rather than competition at Cannes is a major head-scratcher. “Neruda” is not a biopic but an invention informed by biography, conjuring a richly detailed investigator with notions of self-grandeur who’s hunting the famed leftist writer-politician in 1948 Chile. Sales will be vigorous, and international success practically a certainty. Titling the film “Neruda” might be seen as a marketing drawback since some will imagine a more straightforward look at the poet’s life, although those familiar with Larraín’s work know that’s never been his style. Instead, he deftly mixes fiction with a form of truth, presenting Neruda (Luis Gnecco) not as the passionate romantic of his verse but a champagne communist very much tied to passing pleasures. Yet what Larraín makes clear by the finale is that who the artist is (any artist) is less important than what they inspire: to give voice to the powerless, and arouse the senses, is the ultimate gift to the masses.”

Seating is LIMITED!. Register now to reserve a seat.

Sponsored by Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Delgado Community College through a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center grant.

Chile + People
Idelber Avelar
Professor - Spanish & Portuguese