The Oscar-winning Mexican filmmaker Alexander G. Iñarritu returns this year with his new film, Bardofull title Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths (In our country, Bardo, false chronicle of a few truths), which, after celebrating its world premiere at the 2022 Venice Film Festival – where it received a six-minute ovation – continues its marketing campaign with the official trailer release.
The advance revealed by the official accounts of Netflixis accompanied by the Beatles classic, “I Am The Walrus”, in harmony with its melancholic tone.
Billed as a “nostalgic comedy” set on an “epic personal journey,” Bardo tells 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, family relationships, the madness of his memories and his country’s past, while searching for answers in his past. to reconcile who he is in the present.
The script was co-written by Inarritu and his frequent collaborator Nicolás Giacobone (Birdman, The Revenant, Biutiful).
The cast is made up of Daniel Gimenez Cacho (Club of Ravens, What Happened to Sara?) playing Silverio Gama. Griselda Siciliani (I married an idiot, Educating Nina), Ximena Lamadrid (What happened to Sarah?), e Iker Sanchez Solano in leading roles.
Eugene Knight (Rome, Pan’s Labyrinth) is in charge of production design, Ana Terrazas (The Deuce, Roma) of costume design, and Darius Khondji (Amour, Seven, Uncut Gems) as director of photography.
In addition to his work as director, producer, and co-writer, Iñárritu is in charge of editing the feature film.
- Iñárritu cut 22 minutes of the film from the premiere in Venice, going from a duration of 3 hours, to 2 hours and 30 minutes.
- Bardo marks the first time that an Iñárritu film has been shot entirely in Mexico since loves dogs (2000).
- Bardo It will be Netflix’s first big (wide) theatrical release, rather than the limited theatrical showings it employs for some of its original productions.
- It was shot on 65mm, which is really weird for streaming services.
- Iñárritu’s first film shot on film since Biutiful (2010).
Mary Parent and Karla Luna Cantú are executive producers, with Iñárritu and Stacy Perskie Kaniss producing.
Netflix will premiere Bardo in theaters in Mexico on October 27, 2022, followed by a limited theatrical run in the United States, Spain, and Argentina on November 4, before a global expansion on November 18. Its release on the streamer is set for December 16.