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Film Info

Film Information

Exhibition Title No
Director Pablo Larraín
Year 2012
Format DCP
Colour Color
Duration 117'
  • Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegerz, Luis Gnecco, Marcial Tagle
  • D: Pablo Larraín
  • G: Pedro Peirano
  • F: Sergio Armstrong
  • DA: Estefanía Larraín
  • S: Miguel Hormazábal
  • P: Juan de Dios Larraín, Daniel Dreifuss
  • PE: Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King
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During the Chilean dictatorship, a copywriter managed to base the campaign that challenged Augusto Pinochet on the word “No” set against a rainbow backdrop, together with a jingle that repeated like a mantra: “Chile/the joy is coming”. This is his story… If this cable magazine review was to end there, that already would be enough reason to see the latest film by Pablo Larraín (Tony Manero). But as it happens, No also depicts the arrogant stupidity of the right wing and the pedantic stupidity of the left, drawing an exemplary portrait of that marriage of unimaginative dogmas, and focusing on the idea that joy can be, in some circumstances, the only possible vanguard. With an extraordinary performance by actor Gael García Bernal, the participation of many of the people who made it possible for the “No” to Pinochet to start tearing the dictatorship down in that 1988 plebiscite, an U-matic image, and the sweet, vital sadness it carries, No is the great modest masterpiece of this time. MP


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