The renowned novel written by Antonio Skármeta, Ardiente paciencia, will become a film written by Guillermo Calderón and directed by Boris Quercia.

Netflix announced its second Chilean original production, which will also be developed by Fabula (Una mujer fantástica, Gloria, No, Jackie y Nadie sabe que estoy aquí), the producer led by award-winning Juan de Dios and Pablo Larraín.

The series 42 días de oscuridad, currently in post-production, is now joined by a film based on Ardiente paciencia, the renowned work of the acclaimed writer Antonio Skármeta, translated into more than 25 languages.

The film adaptation of the novel is led by Guillermo Calderón, renowned screenwriter, playwright, actor and director (Violeta se fue a los cielos, El club, Neva), and the director and actor Boris Quercia (Los 80, Sexo con amor, Geografía del deseo).

From Fabula, a massive casting will be revealed “soon” and production will begin next year.

The film tells a love story of a young fisherman who dreams of being a poet, and who, by becoming Pablo Neruda’s postman, is involved in a world of metaphors and verses to achieve not only his desire as a writer, but also to conquer Beatriz, the woman of his dreams.

“It is a very great challenge to revisit the work of Skármeta and the poetry of Neruda faced with the new social and cultural paradigms. But above all this film explores the vertigo of first love, where everything you look at becomes poetry,” shared director Boris Quercia.