The film is directed by Boris Quercia and will be the third film based on the classic story of the Chilean writer.
A new project with Chilean roots is featured in the upcoming plans for NetflixIt includes one of the most famous novels of the local writer Antonio Scarmita.
It’s a movie based on “extreme patience” Developed by the company as a “original production”, which will be directed by a prominent filmmaker Boris Quercia (“Eighties”, “King of Fools”, “Chile Can”).
According to the newspaper thirdThe project will begin implementation in 2022 through an alliance between Netflix and the local production company myth (“Wonderful Woman”, “Neruda”, “No”).
“It is too much of a challenge to revisit Scarmita’s work and Neruda’s poetry in the face of new social and cultural paradigms. But above all, this film explores the first love vortex where everything one looks at becomes poetry,” says Quercia in a statement released in the morning.
The story focuses on Mario Jimenez, an idealistic and naive young man becomes a postman for Pablo Neruda On the island of Negra in 1969.
Between the two, a strange friendship arises, characterized by the philosophical aura of a window and the emotional inexperience of a 17-year-old boy, who falls madly in love with a local woman.
Juan de Dios and Pablo Larren Will serve as the executive producers, while the playwright Guillermo Calderon He will be responsible for adapting the novel, which in turn already has two movie versions.
The first, in 1983 (two years before the book was published), was directed by Antonio Scarmita himself and was Oscar Castro and Roberto Parada Like Mario Jimenez and Pablo Neruda. Marcela OsorioFor her part, she played Beatriz Gonzalez, Mario’s mistress.
The second Italian-produced film (Il postino) was directed by English director Michael Radford and was nominated in 1995 for five Academy Awards (it won a statuette for Best Original Score).
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