Opening in Los Angeles and New York theaters on February 15th is the new Chilean film No, which has been nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at this year's Academy Awards. The movie was directed by Pablo Larrain (Post Mortem), and stars Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal (Casa di Mi Padre).
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to sit down with Gael Garcia Bernal to talk about his work on No. The accomplished Mexican actor discussed his new film, the true story it is based on, his research into the film's time period, wearing '80s clothes, stonewashed jeans, his character's conflict, the "No" campaign, publicists, and parallels between the political problems in Chile during the '1980s and the U.S. presidential election of 2000.
To watch our exclusive interview with Gael Garcia Bernal about No, please click on the video player above.
An ad executive (Bernal) comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile's 1988 referendum.
No opens in Los Angeles and New York theaters on February 15th.