Studios
23 July 2018

PABLO - THE POET'S LIVES

original title:

PABLO - VITE DI UN POETA

directed by:

screenplay:

cinematography:

country:

UK/Italy/Chile

year:

2005

film run:

80'

format:

DV - colour

festivals & awards:

One of the greatest Spanish-language poets of the 20th century, winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, Pablo Neruda was a prolific writer, and his output ranged from erotically-charged love poems, surrealist poems, historical epics, and overtly political poems, to poems on common things, such nature and the sea. In PABLO, the filmmaker takes a journey into Neruda's memory via a film that is less a documentary in the strict sense than an evocation of the poet's world partially recreated with the help of a variety of people, an effort to locate the poet's language in that of ordinary and extraordinary Chileans.