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Viewer discretion advised; not recommended for minors.

Directed by

Pablo Larraín

107 minutes

Chile, 2016

Spanish with English subtitles

Popular poet and Communist Senator Pablo Neruda opposes the administration of President Gabriel González Videla and denounces his brutal anti-communist repression in a speech in the National Congress in 1948. Threatened with arrest by the detective Oscar Peluchonneau, he goes underground with his wife. Refusing to live the life of a fugitive, Neruda begins writing “Canto general” and becomes a symbol of freedom and a legendary figure. (

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