Burning Patience
Burning Patience

‘Burning Patience’ (2022) – A Romantic Drama on Netflix – Poetry at the Forefront

Poetry, Love and Political Strife

Burning Patience (Ardiente Paciencia) is a 2022 Netflix drama movie directed by Rodrigo Sepúlveda starring Vivianne Dietz, Claudio Arredondo and Andrew Bargstead.

A movie that appeals to the land, the emotions and to poetry.


A young fisherman, Mario, dreams of becoming a poet. Destiny would have it that he lands a job as the postman to Pablo Neruda when the legendary writer moves there after being exiled from Chile.

Movie Review

A movie that uses beauty as an excuse to appeal to the autochthonous, and poetry to tell us a story (at times very political) of love in times of conflict, applying language borrowed from a man in exile with a great deal of political awareness.

Ardiente paciencia
Burning Patience

The result? A modest production, with decent photography, and relatively good performances, albeit a tad melodramatic. Making a blockbuster was not in the cards at the time of taking this project on.

This is a movie that if you are not in love pro tempore, can be read from other angles and levels. The socio-political commentary is inevitable given the time and place of its setting, and the person it is inspired upon.

Simple in appearance, it is deceives. If you scratch the surface you will expose contemplation and reflection that had the 1994 movie by Michael Radford not existed, ‘Burning Patience’ would have seemed more interesting than it does.

Release Date

December 7, 2022

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Rodrigo Sepúlveda

Rodrigo Sepúlveda


Andrew Bargsted

Vivianne Dietz

Claudio Arredondo

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Burning Patience
Burning Patience

Movie title: Ardiente paciencia

Movie description: Mario is a young fisherman who dreams of becoming a poet. He gets a job as the postman to Pablo Neruda when the legendary writer moves there after being exiled from Chile.

Date published: December 4, 2022

Country: Chile

Director(s): Rodrigo Sepúlveda

Actor(s): Vivianne Dietz, Claudio Arredondo, Andrew Bargstead, Pablo Macaya, Katy Cabezas

Genre: Drama

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