Pablo Larraín's film about Chilean democracy is simple and direct, heartfelt and involving
Here's the rest of the Guardian 4 star review;
'Thoroughly engrossing drama', Picturehouse;
Distinctively shot on old-fashioned three-strip video to evoke television reportage of the time, this is a thoroughly engrossing drama from Chilean auteur Pablo Larraín (POST MORTEM, TONY MANERO).
It explores the final days of the Pinochet regime through the eyes of two competing television companies canvassing for the ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ campaigns respectively in the crucial referendum that toppled the dictator.
Mexican superstar Bernal delivers a riveting central performance as cynical ad man René caught up in a dangerous world of propaganda and political violence, while a dryly funny script lends a suitably satirical mood to proceedings. A riveting dramatisation of a crucial moment in South American history and the deserving winner of Director’s Fortnight, Cannes 2012.
The film won't finish until after 10:30 by which time the picturehouse bar will be closed so, for anyone wanting to meet up afterwards it's best that you drop me an e-mail (there's a tab on profiles) or text/phone[masked] and we can grab a drink in The Regal or somewhere else close by.