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Pablo Larraín

TIFF 2016 – Jackie (2016)

Few families have proven as adept at mythmaking as the Kennedys. The early ‘60s were a glorious golden period, a time when Civil Rights finally made the agenda, a US President faced down the USSR and seemed to do ok, and America set out on…

CANNES 2016 – Neruda (2016)

As a writer, Pablo Neruda refused to be defined by a single creative signature. His style was vast, his topics various – ranging from reflectively surreal reveries, to defiant political dictums. To some he was a threat, but for many he was…

The Club (2015)

Pablo Larrain’s desolate drama The Club takes a windblown hike over the hills and down into the dark night of the soul. Dealing with a group of disgraced priests packed off, out-of-sight and out-of-mind, to a seaside retreat; this is…

LONDON 2015 – The Club (2015)

Despite being the son of a senator and a former government minister, Chilean director Pablo Larraín states that his political connections do not influence his work.  Yet his fifth feature, the winner of the Silver Bear - Grand Jury Prize at…

The Club (2015)

After concluding his Pinochet trilogy with No, Chilean director Pablo Larraín has moved onto a new target. Disarming humour and a gentle build up pave the way for a devastating critique of the Catholic Church. The Club might not have the…

No (2012)

TV that matters No, by Chilean director Pablo Larraín (Tony Manero, NYFF 2008; Post Morten, NYFF 2010), is the richly imagined account of an ad campaign, one that happens to have a peculiar significance, because it led directly to voting…

Post Mortem (2010)

An eerie horror show that evokes real political events by indirection Alfredo Castro plays the kind of sleazy creep you'd like to scrape off your shoe. The Chilean director Pablo Larraín, who is interested in how politics seeps through…