Film Preview: Neruda (2016)

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(December 11, 2016) Original

Release Date:

December 16, 2016


From IMDb: “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.”

Poster Rating: C / C- / C- / C+

Review: (#1) An unusual choice for a poster design and its lack of visual strength isn’t sufficiently interesting. (#2) Neruda and his pursuer, two figures that really don’t need to be pictured on the poster, especially in such an uninspired way. (#3) A modest improvement, but an insufficient one. Attempting to turn the split-panel style into something more visually dissected has its benefits, if the accompanying images weren’t so ill-fitting. (#4) An interesting perspective, looking for a man who has become a visual fixture in the country around you, evinced through “street art.” It’s certainly a more visually interesting concept than the prior efforts.

Trailer Rating: C+

Review: This cross-country manhunt looks like it might have some visually striking imagery and metaphors, but it also feels like it has a glacier pace and a loosely constructed plot.

Oscar Prospects:

It’s a contender for Best Foreign Language Film, but not likely in any other category.

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