Il Postino

The National Gallery is holding a screening of the 1994 movie Il Postino, this Monday.

The screening will be held at the gallery’s Harbour Place location on South Church Street at 6pm.

Held every other Monday, CineClub is designed for foreign and art-film lovers who enjoy a cinema experience outside of mainstream movies.

Directed by Michael Radford, the romantic comedy tells the tale of Pablo Neruda, a famous Chilean poet exiled to a small island because of his political beliefs. The unemployed son of a poor fisherman is hired as an extra postman due to the huge increase in mail. Il Postino is to hand-deliver the celebrity’s mail to him. Though poorly educated, the postman learns to love poetry and eventually befriends Neruda. Struggling to grow and express himself more fully, he suddenly falls in love with Beatrice, a local waitress, and needs Neruda’s help and guidance more than ever.

Admission is $5, free for NG members. Bring a cushion and a blanket if you wish.

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