Trailer: Bardo debuts on Netflix this December
James R | On 26, Sep 2022
Alejandro G Iñárritu heads to Netflix this December and a new trailer gives us a first look us BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths.
The film charts the intimate and moving journey of Silverio, a renowned Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker living in Los Angeles, who, after being named the recipient of a prestigious international award, is compelled to return to his native country, unaware that this simple trip will push him to an existential limit. The folly of his memories and fears have decided to pierce through the present, filling his everyday life with a sense of bewilderment and wonder.
The project marks Iñárritu’s first film to be shot in Mexico since 2000’s Amores Perros. It is written by Iñárritu, with Daniel Giménez Cacho playing the lead role. You can see him in action on 16th December, when the film premieres on Netflix – and you can read our review of the film from the Venice Film Festival here.
Here’s the trailer:
Netflix acquires Alejandro G Iñárritu’s Bardo
27th April 2022
Netflix has acquired Bardo, the latest film from Alejandro G Iñárritu.
Titled Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths, the film is the director’s first feature since The Revenant in 2015 and his first film shot in Mexico since 2000’s international sensation Amores Perros.
Shot on 65mm by DoP Darius Khondji (Amour, Se7en), Bardo is written by Iñárritu and Nicolás Giacobone (who previously collaborated on the script for Birdman and Biutiful). The nostalgic comedy is set against an epic personal journey and chronicles the story of a renowned Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker, who returns home and works through an existential crisis as he grapples with his identity, familial relationships, the folly of his memories as well as the past of his country. He seeks answers in his past to reconcile who he is in the present.
“Alejandro is one of the greatest modern filmmakers and one of the leading visionaries in our industry,” said Netflix Head of Global Film Scott Stuber. “Bardo is a cinematic experience that has inspired us to create a release strategy designed for the film to penetrate culture in the biggest and widest way.”
The film stars Daniel Giménez Cacho and Griselda Siciliani. In addition to Khondji, the film features a below-the-line team including production designer Eugenio Caballero (Roma, Pan’s Labyrinth) and costume designer Anna Terrazas (The Deuce, Roma).
The film is currently in post-production and is expected to wrap by autumn. It will then be released late this year in cinemas in Mexico, the US, Canada, the UK, Italy, Spain, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Japan and Korea, before debuting on Netflix worldwide.