Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Landis Cinema, William C. Buck Hall

Come participate in our annual series of award-winning films from Spain and Latin America.


Pablo Larraín / Argentina, Chile, France, Spain / 107 min / 2016 / Spanish with English subtitles                                                                                                                                                                                                 

It’s 1948 and the Cold War has reached Chile. In congress, Senator Pablo Neruda accuses the government of betraying the Communist Party and is swiftly impeached by President Gonzalez Videla. Police Prefect Oscar Peluchonneau is assigned to arrest the poet. Neruda tries to flee the country with his wife, Delia del Carril, but they are forced into hiding. Neruda, however, sees this struggle with his nemesis Peluchonneau as an opportunity to reinvent himself. He plays with the inspector, leaving clues designed to make their game of cat-and-mouse more dangerous, more intimate. In this story of a persecuted poet and his implacable adversary, Neruda recognizes his own heroic possibilities: a chance to become both a symbol for liberty and a literary legend. 

Official Selection: Chile's Official Entry to the Academy Awards, Telluride Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, and Quinzaine Directors Fortnight.

Sponsored by: 
Intercultural Development, Foreign Languages & Literatures, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Film & Media Studies