Wednesday 23 August 2017
10:00am; 2:30pm; 5:00pm; 7:15pm
Neruda – Wednesday 23 August 2017
Directed by Pablo Larrain
Chile/Argentina 2016 (sub-titled)
107 mins Drama/Crime/Biography
Nominated for a Golden Globe award and Chile's entry into the Best Foreign Language film at the Academy awards, Neruda is a glorious mix of history and imagination - an enthralling new film from multi-award winning director Pablo Larrain (No, Jackie) .
It is 1948 and the Cold War has reached Chile. Following the President's outlawing of communism, Neruda and his artist wife, Delia, are forced into hiding. Beloved by the populace, they slip underground and are pursued by incompetent, vainglorious inspector Oscar Peluchonneau hoping to make a name for himself by capturing the country's most infamous fugitive.
Whilst life on the run holds little charm for the cultured and hedonistic Neruda, he uses the opportunity to reinvent his work and life, leaving clues for his pursuer designed to make their game of cat-and-mouse even more dangerous and thrilling. Thwarting Peluchonneau at every turn, it's almost as if the detective is the man Neruda would have written to chase himself.....
Blending visual grandeur and literary wit, Neruda is a beguiling reinvention of the standard cinematic biography. Playfully confounding expectations
at every turn, the film offers a startling rumination on the split between the person and the persona, the man and the artist.
Gripping, funny and ingeniously conceived, this is undoubtedly Larrain's finest achievement to date.
"This smart, whimsical, extremely quirky and devilishly entertaining portrait of the poet is far from being a traditional biography but it joyfully celebrates the spirit of the man and his momentous times."
David Stratton The Australian
"Singularly winning mixture of irony, semi-parody and powerfully moving drama from the director of Jackie."
Mark Demetrius Filmink
Majestic Cinemas (Nambour) are screening 4 French films 10 - 16 August; Visit http://www.majesticcinemas.com.au/Page/Home for details.
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Noosa International Film Festival is being held 26 - 29 October 2017, with an exciting program including six feature films, 2 film/music events, over fifty short films and a series of film workshops. Full program available in August. Please visit the NIFF website www.NIFF.com.au for all details.
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Wednesday screening times are 10:00am; 2:30pm; 5:00pm and 7:15pm. Monday screening time is 6:30pm only. Please be considerate and do not be late as this inconveniences those watching the film. Give yourself plenty of time to park and buy your choc tops!
Dunkirk and Paris Can Wait are screening now. Contact Noosa 5 for further details.
August 23, 28; September 13, 25; October 11, 25, 30; November 8, 22, 27; December 6.