The way Pablo Larraín looks at the recent history of his country is fascinating, avoiding traps common to this kind of storytelling - free of holier-than-thou attitude and nostalgia, and without passing a posteriori judgements.
NO is the triumphant closing of Larraín’s trilogy on the marks left by Pinochet’s dictatorship in Chile and its people. In Tony Manero and Post Mortem as more of a metaphor, in NO in an absolutely direct and emphatic way. Post Mortem ended with a man literally burying his mistakes, while NO is all about stepping up and doing something to mend them, and the way it’s done is truly unique.
Vital and exciting cinema based on actual events, without gimmicks and fake dramas. Take note, Argo.