2012. Chile/Mexico. Pablo Larraín. 118 min.
Friday, May 9, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
2012. Chile/Mexico. Directed by Pablo Larraín. Screenplay by Pedro Peirano, based on the play by Antonio Skármeta. With Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers. Set during the 1988 Chilean referendum challenging the rule of President Augusto Pinochet, the fast-moving, entertaining (and Oscar-nominated) No concludes Pablo Larraín’s unofficial trilogy of films detailing life under the former dictator. Gael García Bernal plays René, a bright young ad man enlisted to boost the “No” campaign. To recreate the feel of the era (and seamlessly integrate actual ads and television reports), Larraín shot the film on U-matic magnetic tape. In Spanish; English subtitles. 118 min.