Watch: Exclusive interview with Gael Garcia Bernal and Pablo Larrain on NERUDA

NerudaExclusive Interview: Watch Gael Garcia Bernal and Pablo Larrain talk to Front Row Reviews about their new collaboration, Neruda.

Neruda, the latest release from acclaimed Jackie director, Pablo Larrain, is a fact-centred, noir thriller based on the persecution of esteemed Chilean poet-cum-political dissident, Pablo Neruda. Featuring a strong central performance from Gael Garcia Bernal, alongside Luis Gnecco; both Larrain and Bernal have teamed up once again to powerful effect. Seemingly intent on addressing the misdemeanours of Chile’s recent history, together they have concocted a potent film offering lashings of thrilling Hitchockian tension, as well as a timely and timeless lesson as to the consequences of political oppression.

You can find our interview with the pair below, where they also discussed their working relationship, the political responsibility of art, Chile’s reconciliation with its own past and more. 

Neruda is released into UK cinemas on 7th April. 

 

 

 

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Greg Wetherall

Having upped sticks and marched down the A13 from Essex into the smog of London, Greg can be found ranting and raging as the Film Correspondent on the Jon Gaunt Show from time to time and also on his weekly 'The Film Review' podcast (plug alert - available on iTunes and Audioboom). Aside from Front Row Reviews, he also scribbles regularly for HeyUGuys. Lowlights, thus far, have been John Hurt scolding with the question 'do you really think like that?', upsetting acclaimed filmmaker Ondi Timoner with his piece for the Sunday Mirror and falling out with the blog editor of the Huffington Post. Oh, and he did bring Liv Ullmann to tears (but in a good way... more of a highlight, that one). He can also be found writing on theatre and music for the Islington Gazette, Ham & High, Hackney Gazette, Bargain Theatre, SupaJam and others. He's often moaning about how tired he is, and he's a frustrated musician.

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