"Larraín’s status as the most daring and prodigious political filmmaker of his generation remains undimmed"
- Venice Review, Variety
As critics' best of 2016 lists begin their perennial trickle to print, let us recall the year of Pablo Larraín. In the span of four months, the Chilean filmmaker premiered two of the most exquisite works of the year— Neruda, a surreal journey alongside the eponymous Chilean poet as he tries to escape from an increasingly totalitarian Chile; and Jackie, a sublime journey alongside the eponymous American first lady in the aftermath of her husband's assassination.
Like all Larraín's characters, the recently widowed Jackie Kennedy is as flawed as she is iconic— by turns tragic, manipulative, intrepid, sinister, and most of all, clever. Featuring a tour-de-force performance by Natalie Portman, Jackie draws the audience into an act of cultural myth-making that persists in public consciousness to this day.
Opening this week in NYC. Watch Pablo Larraín narrate a scene from Jackie to the New York Times.