The first trailer of Pablo Larraín film “Neruda” has been revealed, and it is everything we expected! Variety released the new clip prior to its debut as one of the most highly anticipated and talked about titles to be projected at this year’s Cannes Directors’ Fortnight (an independent section held in parallel to the festival). In addition to premiering, Larraín’s film will also be looking to close a U.S. distribution deal at Cannes.

As explained by the makers, the movie won’t present an ordinary bio, instead it will follow the Chilean poet’s life from 1946 to 1948, a period where he joined the Communist Party, only to later become a senator who was against the imprisonment of striking miners, for which he was threatened with arrest and became a fugitive.

Larraín teamed up with actors Gael García Bernal and Luis Gnecco (who portrays Neruda). Other members of the cast will include Pablo Derqui, Mercedes Morán and Alfredo Castro, following a script penned by Chilean writer Guillermo Calderón.

Check out the super exciting trailer below!

Before the film started shooting, producers told Variety that it would be nothing like other biographical films. Instead it was meant to mix “film noir, some deep meaning and fun,” as producer Peter Danner from Funny Balloons explained.

Producer Juan de Diós Larraín (from Fábula Producciones) also explained at the time, that the film was meant to focus on a turning point in the Nobel Prize winner’s life where he defined who he was as a human being and “where he stands for the rest of his life.”

This marks the second occasion on which Pablo and Juan de Diós Larraín will be teaming up with García Bernal. The first one was on the Oscar-nominated film “No,” which is based on the unpublished play “El Plebiscito,” where the Mexican actor played an in-demand advertising man working in Chile in the late 1980s.