Sundance trailer of the day: “No” [video]
Published: January 15, 2013 02:25PM
Updated: January 3, 2013 02:29PM
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Gael Garcia Bernal plays a political consultant asked to mount a campaign against the Pinochet government's referendum in the Chilean drama "No." It's one of the titles in the Spotlight section of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Thomas Dittburn | Courtesy Sundance Institute

The Chilean drama “No” arrives at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival with a lot of stamps in its passport, having played at the film festivals in Cannes, Telluride, Toronto and New York. It’s also one of the nine titles on the short-list for this year’s Oscar in the foreign-language category.

The movie tells the story of the 19888 referendum that Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet placed on the ballot to legitimize his regime. The vote was as simple up-or-down decision, “yes” or “no” — and the “no” forces called upon an advertising executive (played by Gael Garcia Bernal) to come up with a happy campaign to draw opposition to Pinochet.

“No” debuts in the Spotlight section of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.