International co-production Neruda currently shooting in Chile
Pablo Larraín’s latest film Neruda, a follow-up to the acclaimed feature No, is midway through production in Chile.
The film is a noir-ish cat-and-mouse tale starring Gael García Bernal as a police inspector charged with hunting down the dissident Chilean Nobel prize-winning poet, diplomat and politician Pablo Neruda, played by Luis Gnecco (HBO’s Profugos).
Neruda is an international co-production of Chile’s Fabula, France’s Funny Balloons and Reborn Production, Spain’s Setembro Cine, Argentina’s AZ Films, and US-based Participant Media, and is produced by Juan de Dios Larraín, Peter Danner, Alejandro Zito and Fernanda Del Nido.
The film will shoot for two months in total in Chile before heading to Argentina and France. It is due to wrap mid-August.
With a screenplay by Chilean playwright Guillermo Calderon, the project is the sixth feature film from Chilean-born director Pablo Larraín, following Fuga (2005), Tony Manero (2007), Post Mortem (2008), No (2012), and The Club (2015). Larraín also directed Profugos, HBO’s first ever series produced in Chile, in 2010.