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Pablo Larraín

Film Focus: the ‘Neruda’ wild hunt, subverting the Biopic

Following Wednesday’s film screening, BristoLatino’s Film Edior, Joel Dwek, analyses Larraín’s techniques of subverting the biopic to present Chile’s most illustrious figure, Pablo Neruda There are, broadly speaking, two types of biopic (some, of course, don’t fit neatly into either of the following categories, like the offbeat Bob Dylan biopic I’m Not There). The first, more […]

Vote ‘No’: René Saavedra’s plea to the Chilean population

Alejandro Palekar Fernández reviews No, Pablo Larraín’s film telling the real-life story of René Saavedra, the PR man who mounted a press campaign against Chilean Dictator Augusto Pinochet. Pablo Larraín’s film is a simple, albeit effective dramatisation of one of the key moments in Chilean history. No deals with the plebiscite of 1988, which allowed Chileans to choose […]