Antonio Skármeta’s classic Ardiente Paciencia (El cartero de Neruda) will be adapted once again into a film, this time by Netflix.
The script will be in charge of Guillermo Calderón who will adapt the text of the winner of the 2014 National Prize for Literature to the screen. The film will be directed by actor and director Boris Quercia, and co-produced by Netflix and Pablo Larrain.
Ardiente paciencia, the story of friendship between Pablo Neruda and a young postman, set in Isla Negra, has been translated into 29 languages and marked by constant adaptations to the theater and several to the big screen. Before it was published as a book in 1985, Antonio Skármeta signed and directed a first film adaptation of the work in Germany.
In 1994 was adapted into the film Il Postino, directed by Michael Radford and Massimo Troisi. The film was honored with more than 25 international awards.
Antonio Skármeta is one of the most widely read Chilean authors in the world. His novels and his stories have been translated into more than thirty languages and have received many awards. He has written scripts for several films and directed documentaries and feature films.