More than his movies, it's his political standpoint that has people gravitating towards his ideological orbit. "We think that democracy can change a lot of things. We've been taught that democracy is having elections. It isn't. Elections are the most horrendous aspect of democracy. It's the most mundane, trivial, disappointing, dirty aspect."
Sight & Sound's March issue showcases rebels and visionaries (Pablo Larraín, Taviani Brothers, Pier Paolo Pasolini), with the 34-year-old progressive actor, Gael García Bernal, gracing its cover. The timing couldn't be more perfect. His new film, No (a period Chilean film directed by Larraín), has been nominated at this year's Oscars.