By the end of 2016, director Pablo Larraín will have released two films within a few weeks of each other. The first is “Jackie,” a biographical drama about Jackie Kennedy, played by Natalie Portman, following her husband’s assassination, and the second is “Neruda,” about the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet (Luis Gnecco) who becomes a fugitive in his own country and an inspector’s (Gael García Bernal) search for him. Though the film has made already made its rounds on the festival circuit, it will be released in theaters next week. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.
Larraín has previously directed five features before this year. His most recent films include “The Club,” about disgraced priests and nuns residing in a small Chilean beach town, and “No,” about an ad executive who creates a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile’s 1988 referendum. He won this year’s Platform Prize at the Toronto International Film Festival for “Jackie.”
“Neruda” made its world premiere in the Director’s Fortnight section at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. It went on to screen at the Telluride Film Festival, the Toronto Film Festival, the New York Film Festival and more. It will open in select cities on December 16, courtesy of The Orchard.